Agora Object: A 41
Inventory Number:   A 41
Section Number:   Α
Title:   Fragments of Kithara of Apollo Patroos
Category:   Architecture Marble
Description:   Five fragments.
The larger fragment, c), is broken at both ends, as is the scroll underneath. Part of the finished top is preserved. It is flattened and well dressed at the back. The front has a raised bevel molding which tapers from left to right. The upper surface consists also of a tapering band, flat. Below the bevel is attached a bit of a scroll, with a deeply carved groove, on both sides. The under surface of the scroll slopes from the edge of the groove to a central rib.
Two other fragments, a) and b), are part of this scroll. Each of them shows, on the outer surface, a small triangular projection, broken at the end.
Two more fragments, d) and e), also belong.
Interpreted as a Kithara of Apollo Patroos S 2154.
Pentelic marble. [ADDENDA: more likely coarse island marble. (A.S. 7/16/2014).
ADDENDA Originally entered as carved balustrade (see catalogue card).
See correspondence with O. Walter, February 1952.
ADDENDA These 3 are in Nb. p. 134. In the box with them are two fragments, none of the same marble and thus probably form the same kithara. Also in the box is one fragment of a volute in Pentelic marble, presumably from another kithara, unumbered. See nb. p. 668 (A.S. 7/16/2014).
Notes:   At 2.70m.
Fragments renumbered by Andrew Stewart according to his article.
Conservation Status:   Finished
Context:   Context of 4th to 5th centuries A.D., along north side of Temple of Apollo Patroos.
Notebook Page:   134, 668
Negatives:   Leica, LIX-5, LIX-6
Dimensions:   P.L. a) 0.066, b) 0.08, c) 0.16, d) 0.105; P.H. c) 0.104; Th. c) 0.06; Max. Dim. e) 0.065
Material:   Marble (Pentelic)
Date:   17 June 1931, 3 July 1931
Section:   Α
Grid:   Α:4/Η
Elevation:   Ca. -2.70m.
Masl:   -2.7m.
Bibliography:   Hesperia 86 (2017), p. 311, no. 9, fig. 8.
    Hesperia 78 (2009), p. 389, n. 6.
    Thompson, H.A. 1961. "The Apollo Patroos of Euphranor" ArchEph 1961, pp. 30-44.
References:   Publication: Hesperia 78 (2009)
Publication: Hesperia 86 (2017)
Images (4)
Notebook: Α-1
Notebook: Α-2
Notebook: Α-4
Notebook Page: Α-1-74 (pp. 133-134)
Notebook Page: Α-2-60 (pp. 308-309)
Notebook Page: Α-4-42 (pp. 668-669)
Card: A 41
Card: A 41