Ancient antefix

Greek antefix - Etruscan terracotta antefix - Roman antefix - Gorgon antefix - Greek Medusa antefix
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Greek polychromed terracotta antefix, 6th century B.C. From Sicily, represent Gorgon, 17.5 cm high. Private collection

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Greek Medusa antefix, 4th century B.C. Canosan, polychrome antefix showing the facing head of Medusa with traces of original black, pink and white pigments surviving, the serpents particularly well represented, 21 cm diameter. Private collection

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Gorgon antefix, Greek antefix with Gorgon head, archaic period, 5th century B.C. 15 xm high. Private collection

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Greek antefix, Tarantine terracotta antefix, 4th century B.C. Depicting bust of a goddess, with flowing hair, and a topknot bound by a diadem, 22 cm high. Private collection, from Artemis gallery

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Greek terracotta antefix relief with horse, 4th century B.C. South Italian. Private collection

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Etruscan terracotta antefix, 2nd century B.C. Mould made in the form of a facing head of a youth, with flowing hair, 18 cm high. Private collection

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Etruscan terracotta antefix from Capua, 6th century B.C. Terracotta painted in black and red, depicting the head of a Gorgon within a border of palmettes. National Museum Scotland

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Etruscan terracotta antefix, 4th century B.C. Molded in the form of a facing veiled female head, perhaps a maenad, her hair center parted, wearing a diadem ornamented with disks, and a thick necklace, originally framed by a shell-shaped fan with palmettes in relief, a tendril preserved to the right, the remains of pigment throughout, including white for the face, pink for the lips, black for the eyes and red for the hair, 18.4 cm high. Private collection

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Graeco Roman pottery actor mask antefix, 1st century B.C.- 1st century A.D. 13.9 cm high. Private collection

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Phrygian antefix with griffin and head of Medusa, 3rd century B.C. 28 cm long. Private collection

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