Corinth Object: FA 24
Collection:   Corinth
Type:   Object
Name:   FA 24
Title:   ANTEFIX OF CORINTHIAN COVER TILE
Category:   Architecture
Category Code:   FA
Object Number:   24
Description:   Corinthian cover tile with antefix, vertical sides broken (H. of sides nowhere complete), top sloping surfaces 0.093-0.095 m. wide. Front face has undecorated panel framed with groove at side edges, rising to spiral at top outside corners. Spirals curl around concave "eye." Proper right corner spiral broken away. Grooves rise in arc at top edge of antefix to meet at center, thin curl around concave "eyes." This is crowned by palmette now broken away. Exact parallel: Le Roi, Fdelphes. II. Terrecuitees architecturales, pl. 19. Roof series 26, A. 41. Here called Attic series. Also: FA 571, fr. E. of Theatre Excavations.
Decoration:   On top corners and center rise above top of calypter.
Material:   Clay pinkish mudstone, thin pinkish slip, added red.
Condition:   Fragment. Front end of antefix, back portion of tile broken away, chipped all around.
Dimensions Preserved:   H. 0.132, W. at face 0.176, max. dim. from face to break at back 0.196 m.
Period:   Archaic (7th-6th c.)
Chronology:   2nd half 7th c. BCE
Findspot Description:   FIB660 no. 24
Bibliography:   Hill, Corinth. IV. i. p. 50, no. A 24.; Roebuck, Hesperia, 1990, p. 53; Cited Winter Archterr; Corinth 20, 2003.
Site:   Corinth
City:   Ancient Corinth
Country:   Greece
References:   Publication: Roebuck, Hesperia 59.1, 1990
Publication: Winter, Greek Architectural Terracottas: ..., 1994