Agora Object: I 1597
Collection:   Agora
Type:   Object
Name:   I 1597
Inventory Number:   I 1597
Section Number:   Η' 681
Title:   Base
Category:   Inscriptions
Description:   Inscribed statue base.
About the three exposed sides a band was left undressed around the bottom, and this projects ca. 0.025m. beyond the finished face above. This upper face would seem originally to have been smooth-dressed all over, and then to have been stippled by a fine point driven with short vertical strokes. Along every edge, however, a band (0.025-0.03m.) was left smooth dressed.
The back was treated differently. It was first picked fairly smooth, and then a band of drafting was run striking its edges.
The top is smooth; in its surface are dowel cuttings for a statue which stop of facing west, its right foot slightly advanced. For each foot there were two dowels, one from the heel, one from the ball. The lower ends of the bronze dowels for the balls of the feet remain in place, imbedded in lead. Of the other dowels only the lead packing remains.
The statue would seem to have been carefully removed; the rear dowels chipped free, the front ones broken off.
Dedicatory inscription of Leagros, the son of Glaukon to the Twelve Gods.
Along the smooth band across the top of the front face runs the inscription, in archaic letters. The tops of the letters in the upper line have been worn away by traffic over the top of the base after the disappearance of the statue. The writting starts at the extreme left edge of the stone, but the upper line occupies only 0.48m. of the total breadth of 0.783m.
Pentelic marble.
Context:   Found in situ, set against west face of poros foundation in room xxvii of Byzantine Building; temenos wall of the altar of the Twelve Gods.
Negatives:   Leica, 4-117, 6-244, 84-113, 81-541
Dimensions:   H. 0.56, (of band) 0.13; Lett. H. 0.016; W. 0.56, (of drafting) 0.04; L. 0.785
Material:   Marble
Chronology:   Ca. 485 B.C.
Date:   19 March 1934
Section:   Η'
Grid:   Η':24/ΛΖ
Bibliography:   Hesperia 61 (1992), p. 447, n. 4.
    Guide (1990), p. 96, fig. 52.
    Camp (1986), p. 41.
    AgoraPicBk 19 (1980), fig. 33.
    AgoraPicBk 10 (1966), fig. 1.
    Hesperia 7 (1938), p. 78.
    Hesperia 5 (1936), p. 358.
    Hesperia 4 (1935), p. 357, fig. 14.
    Agora III, no. 378, p. 122.
    Agora XIV, p. 132, pl. 67b.
    Agora XVIII, no. A9.
References:   Publications (9)
Publication Pages (7)
Images (14)
Notebook: Η'-7
Notebook Page: Η'-7-61 (pp. 1293-1294)
Card: I 1597
Card: I 1597