Agora Object: A 1559
Collection:   Agora
Type:   Object
Name:   A 1559
Inventory Number:   A 1559
Section Number:   Σ 2126
    Ο 727
Title:   Anta Capital: Doric
Category:   Architecture Poros
Description:   Anta capital assembled from 36 fragments. Stoa Poikile series.
On the top of the capital note the following indications for the placing of the architrave: a relieving surface, 0.10m. wide and 0.003m. deep, along the edge toward the colonnade, and a weathered surface 0.10m. wide on the one preserved end of the cap: i.e. the end toward the outside of the building; if the architrave retreated the same width from the opposite end of the capital, its soffit measured ca. 0.763m. wide. On the side of the cap remote from the columns, inside the line of the wall, is a relieving surface 0.17m. wide.
The top outer edge of the attached wall is rebated to a width of 0.15m. and depth of 0.07m.
In the middle of the top of the capital proper are cuttings for lifting tongs.
The material is the light brown granular poros of Aegina. The pigments were applied directly to the stone. The workmanship is good.
An additional fragment b) gives the lower left corner of the front of the anta cap, and will be added to the reconstructed cap when possible.
Very faint traces of blue paint remain on the upper fascia. A large drilled hole (pour channel?) goes in from the left side, not quite straight.
Context:   From late Roman wall to west of Stoa of Attalos; assembled from 36 fragments which together preserve all significant dimensions.
Fragment b) found in marble dump.
Notebook Page:   3895
Negatives:   Leica, XXXIX-36, XXXIX-37, XXXIX-38, XXXIX-53, XXXIX-54, XXXIX-55, XXXIX-56, XXXV-69, XXXV-71, XXXVIII-47, LIII-97, 83-121
PD Number:   PD 1175
Dimensions:   H. 0.402; W. (top) 0.635-0.645, (bottom) 0.465; L. (top) 0.965, (bottom) 0.78; Th. (attached wall at bottom of top course) 0.375; P.H. b) 0.165; P.W. b) 0.13; P.Th. b) 0.195; Diam. b) (pour channel) 0.015
Material:   Poros
Date:   April 1949, 17 March 1952
Section:   Σ
Bibliography:   Barletta (2017), p. 210, fig. 214, n. 341.
    AgoraPicBk 21 (1984), fig. 57.
    Guide (1976), fig. 45.
    Hesperia 39 (1970), p. 260, pls. 63 a, b, 64 a, c.
    CJ 45 (1950), p. 364.
    Hesperia 19 (1950), pl. 103 b.
    JHS 70 (1950), p. 3 fig. 1.
    ILN (7 January 1950), p. 26, figs. 2, 4.
    Agora XIV, p. 90, pl. 49 a.
References:   Publications (5)
Publication Page: Agora 14, s. 17, p. xvi
Publication Page: Agora 14, s. 260, p. 235
Publication Page: Agora 14, s. 331
Monument: Stoa Poikile
Drawing: PD 508 (DA 2238)
Drawing: PD 1175 (DA 2061)
Images (28)
Card: A 1559
Card: A 1559