Agora Object: S 553
Inventory Number:   S 553
Section Number:   Ν 263
    Ν' 15
Title:   Head of Female Figure with Backing Block
Category:   Sculpture
Description:   The head is broken away in back. Both ears missing. The front is well preserved, except for the tip of the nose. Stained. The hair parted in the middle and drawn back in loose waves.
On the top of the backing block are clamp-cuttings, and a piece of an iron clamp. The bottom of the neck is rough-finished.
When the backing block is joined with the head, all the original surfaces are preserved, except perhaps part of the back.
Pentelic marble.
From the same series as S 554 (Ν 264), S 558 (Ο 590), S 597 (Ν'80), S 1213 (ΩΔ 218), S 1391 (ΣΑ 327).
Keyword:   Elwira Janus
Context:   Head found in burnt layer (debris) over the Burnt Building, with S 554 (Ν 264).
Block found in burnt fill on marble floor.
Negatives:   Leica, 5-229, 5-230, I-16, XXVI-86, XXXIII-55, color slide
Dimensions:   H. (head) 0.175, (block) 0.193; W. (head) 0.16, (block) 0.193; Th. (head) 0.099, (block) 0.062
Material:   Marble (Pentelic)
Date:   15 April 1935, 30 May 1935
Section:   Ν
    Ν'
Grid:   Ν:34/ΜΓ
    Ν':34/ΜΔ
Bibliography:   Museum Guide (2014), pp. 30, 40-41, fig. 21.
    Paterakis (1997), pp. 75-97.
    Hesperia Suppl. 22 (1988), p. 69, n. 17.
    Travlos (1971), fig. 486.
    Hesperia 19 (1950), pl. 48 a, b.
    Hesperia 5 (1936), p. 12, fig. 10.
    Agora XI, no. 220, pp. 169-170, pl. 59.
References:   Publications (5)
Publication Page: Agora 11, s. 188, p. 169
Publication Page: Agora 11, s. 196, p. 177
Report: 1935 ΩΔ
Report Page: 1935 ΩΔ, s. 10
Images (17)
Notebook: Ν-3
Notebook: ΩΔ-4
Notebook Pages (4)
Card: S 553