Agora Deposit: F 5:2
Title:   Sacrificial Pyre under Room 18 in House 3
Category:   Pyre
Description:   Grave V, under room 18 in House 3, plus burned deposit at 94/IΘ. Identified as sacrificial pyre by SIR on Agoraios Kolonos:
In southeast corner of house 3. 35 artifacts, bone and charred material in pit, in floor sequence. The pottery and burnt deposit lay in the lowest 0.08m of the pit, which was filled with earth and topped with a broken tile. The pyre lay below two floors: a lower floor not closely datable and an upper floor with pottery largely of the 3rd c. The pyre is more likely to be associated with a reflooring and perhaps installation of the basins than the original construction. The size and constitution of the pyre, along with two foci of burning, suggest the assemblage may represent the remnants of two different pyres.
Contents:   Typical saucers, banded plates, miniature cooking pots, two unusual lamps and a pair of Corinthian type skyphoi.
Bibliography:   Hesperia Suppl. 47 (2013), no. 21, pp. 123, 124, figs. 1, 50, 51.
    Hesperia 7 (1938), pp. 354-355.
    Agora IV, p. 238.
    Agora XII, p. 389.
    Agora XXIX, p. 448.
    Agora XXX, p. 362.
Chronology:   Ca. 300-275 B.C.
Date:   4-6 April 1937
Section:   ΛΛ
Grid:   ΛΛ:93/Κ
References:   Publications (6)
Publication Pages (17)
Image: 2007.04.0018
Objects (39)
Lots (4)
Notebook: ΛΛ-4
Notebook: Ω-15
Notebook Pages (7)