Etruscan Antefix from Cerveteri

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
published on 07 September 2019
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Etruscan antefix with a head of Silen and anthemia nimbus from Cerveteri, Lazio, Italy. The roofs of Etruscan temples were decorated along their eaves with antefixes, ornamental tiles with figural reliefs. They were serially produced in large quantities using matrices with a high level of fidelity. From the early 5th century BCE onward, antefix heads were framed by an ornamental nimbus. 4th century BCE. (The Neues Museum, Berlin, Germany).

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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Amin, Osama S. M. "Etruscan Antefix from Cerveteri." Ancient History Encyclopedia. Ancient History Encyclopedia, 07 Sep 2019. Web. 30 Nov 2020.

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