Terracotta antefix (roof tile) with head of a satyr

Etruscan, Cerveteri

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 170

On temple roofs, satyr-head antefixes often alternate with maenad antefixes, such as 96.18.158 . They are set in a shell-like background, decorated with palmettes and lotus blossoms.

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

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