Agora Object: I 7515
Inventory Number:   I 7515
Section Number:   ΒΕ 43
    ΒΖ 73
Title:   Base Fragments
Category:   Inscriptions
Description:   Inscribed fragments.
Fragment ΒΕ 43, upper right hand corner of stele preserved, fascia and moulding chipped at corner. Back broken away. The stele is topped by a fascia with a flattened ovolo moulding below the fascia. The stele carried a sculptured relief, preserved is the right hoof and lower foreleg of a horse, the leg is raised. Near the top of the stele where the surface is broken away, outline of what is probably the horse's head in profile can be seen. The horse faced to the right.
One line of the inscription preserved on the fascia and one at the top of the stele proper are partially preserved.
The piece is a dedication by a tribe commemorating the victory of one of its members in cavalry race.
White marble.
Fragment ΒΖ 73, joins with ΒΕ 43, nine fragments, some joining, some not, make up a low rectangular base, with reliefs on two opposite faces, inscribed on two adjacent faces. Take the side with the relief and inscription to be the front, but this is not certain.
Front: left half only preserved, showing a rider on a prancing horse, moving left. Rider wears a short tunic and helmet, with a sword tucked under left arm. He is bearded. Inscription first above head.
Left side: about half of surface area preserved. At upper part, in middle: "ΛΕΤΑΙ".
Back: small area (ca. 10%) of original surface preserved at left, preserving another rider on a prancing horse, moving right. Body of horse and man preserved. Rider dressed, no sword.
Right side: a quarter of original surface. Finished smooth, but no letters on relief. Disposition of riders on front and back suggest that they each held two mounted figures, riding toward shorter, inscribed left face. Cyma reversa moulding over fillet all around bottom of base where preserved. Flat ovolo with fillet above as crowning moulding around all sides as preserved. In top, a deep cutting on socket to carry stele.
Depth front to back not preserved, but if centered can be restored at ca. 0.29m.
Pentelic marble.
Notes:   (ΒΕ) J/8-3/2
(ΒΖ) I/18,20-2/11,13
Context:   (ΒΕ 43), found in fill of layer VIII, in Room of the North Byzantine Complex.
(ΒΖ 73), found in demolition of the southwest wall of the North Byzantine Room.
Notebook Page:   (BE 43) 1631
(BZ 73) 927
Negatives:   82-5-3, 97-4-33, 97-4-34, 97-4-35, 97-4-36, 97-4-37, 97-4-24, 97-4-25, 97-4-26, 97-4-27, 98-4-28, 97-4-29, 97-4-30, 97-4-31, 97-4-32, 88-579, 88-700, 88-705
Dimensions:   P.H. (of BE 43) 0.195; P.L. (of BE 43) 0.258, (of ΒΖ 73) 0.67; D. (of BE 43) 0.085, (of ΒΖ 73) 0.06; H. (of moulded fascia) 0.06, (of ΒΖ 73) 0.32; P.Th. (of ΒΖ 73) 0.49; L. (of head) 0.012; Lett. H. (of ΒΖ 73) ca. 0.01-0.012; W. (of ΒΖ 73) 0.395
Chronology:   First half of 4th. century B.C.
Date:   (BE 43) 26 June 1981
(BZ 73) 20 June 1990
Section:   ΒΕ
    ΒΖ
Grid:   I/18,20-2/11,13
Bibliography:   AgoraPicBk 24 (1998), pp. 31, 32, fig. 45.
    IG II(3)4, 251
References:   Publication: AgoraPicBk 24 (1998)
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