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Antefix

Head wearing an ornament like a helmet. Red scrolls etc. around the head. Rectangular finish below, painted in red and black dentil pattern. Upper corners broken off, and part of the top of the head. The semi-circular disc for support on the back is partly broken.

Provenance

By 1888: with R. Lanciani (said 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

Italic, Etruscan, Etrusco-Roman, 5th or 4th century B.C.

Accession Number

89.28

Medium or Technique

Terracotta

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements