Agora Object: BI 167
Collection:   Agora
Type:   Object
Name:   BI 167
Inventory Number:   BI 167
Section Number:   ΠΘ 19
Title:   Ivory Statuette
Category:   Bone & Ivory
Description:   Statuette of Muse (?)
A female figure wearing a thin, high-girt chiton and over her lap and knees, an himation. She sits left, on a bench or rock, but faces front. On her left arm she holds a large lyre; her right hand is raised to strike it. Her hair is drawn into a large knot at the back of her head.
In the back of her seat is a small round hole (as on BI 166); another in the bottom; in this last are the remains of some substance used for attachment.
Context:   Cistern A.
Handling:   A tissue and ethafoam support mount within a (non-archival) plastic box was constructed for storage. A stable RH would be preferable.
with care -- object will continue to crack without a stable environment
Negatives:   Leica, color slide, 5-222, 5-223, II-42
Dimensions:   H. 0.05; W. (bottom) 0.033; Th. (bottom) 0.017
Material:   Ivory
Date:   24 May 1935
Section:   ΠΘ
Elevation:   -4.7--4.7m.
Masl:   -4.7m.
Deposit:   D 10:1
Bibliography:   Hesperia 87 (2018), p. 580, n. 106.
    AgoraPicBk 3 (1959), no. 62.
    Hesperia 5 (1936), p. 18, fig. 15.
    AJA 39 (1935), p. 445, fig. 8, no. 4.
References:   Publication: AgoraPicBk 3 (1959)
Publication: Hesperia 5 (1936)
Publication: Hesperia 87 (2018)
Image: 2012.50.0143 (II-42)
Image: 2012.23.0381 (5-222)
Image: 2012.23.0382 (5-223)
Deposit: D 10:1
Card: BI 167
Card: BI 167