Roof tile in the form of a human face

Description
Decorative tiles called ‘antefixes’ were used on the roof of the Roman legionary bath-house in Exeter. Some, like this one, showed images of human faces. Others were decorated with dolphins.
Accession Loan No.
403/1990/6
Collection Class
Exeter archaeology
Common Name
roof tile in the form of a human face
Simple Name
tile (roof)
Full Name
antefix tile in the form of a female human face
Dimensions
whole length 210 mm; whole W 70 mm; whole depth 30 mm
Period Classification
Roman (43-410)
Production Year Low
55
Production Year High
65
Family Group

Material
ceramic
Collector / Excavator
Exeter Museums Archaeological Field Unit
Collection Site Name
Cathedral Close
Collection Town
Exeter
Collection County
Devon
Collection Country
United Kingdom: England
Collection Area Region
Northern Europe
Collection Continent
Europe

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