Terracotta antefix (roof tile) with head of a maenad

Etruscan, Cerveteri

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 170

On temple roofs, maenad antefixes often alternate with satyr-head antefixes. Here, the maenad wears an elaborate diadem and very large grape-cluster earrings, a type of jewelry especially popular in the fifth and fourth centuries B.C.

Terracotta antefix (roof tile) with head of a maenad, Terracotta, Etruscan, Cerveteri

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