Antefix

Italic, Etrusco-Latin
Late Republican Period
2nd century B.C.


Dimensions

41.1 x 37.2 cm (16 3/16 x 14 5/8 in.); Legacy dimension: 0.411 H. 0.372 W.

Accession Number

89.9

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements

Winged female figure wearing crown. Her upper body is draped, but lower body develops into foliage. She is flanked by rampant lions. Variegated reddish-yellow.

Provenance

June or July 1888, discovered on the banks of the Tiber, Rome, opposite the Isola Tiberna on the Trastevere side and acquired by Rodolfo Lanciani, Rome (said by Lanciani to have been found near the banks of the Tiber, on the Trastevere side, opposite the Island of Aesculapius [Isola di s. Bartolomeo]); purchased by MFA from R. Lanciani, January, 1889, for $493.92 (this figure is the total price of MFA 88.538–88.644 and 89.9–89.31)

Credit Line

Benjamin Pierce Cheney Donation