French Antefix

French Antefix
Item# Antefix101


An antefix (from Latin antefigere, to fasten before) is a vertical block which terminates the covering tiles of the roof of a tiled roof. In grand buildings, the face of each stone antefix was richly carved, often with the anthemion ornament. In less grand buildings, molded ceramic ante-fixae, usually terracotta, might be decorated with figures or other ornament, especially in the Roman period.

Title: Antefix
Details: French, patinated zinc and tin
Size: 19 x 40 inches
Date: Late 19th Century

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