Agora Object: S 596
Collection:   Agora
Type:   Object
Name:   S 596
Inventory Number:   S 596
Section Number:   Ν' 45
Title:   Hand of Gigantic Figure
Category:   Sculpture
Description:   The wrist and the right hand, all except the index finger and end of second finger preserved, of a gigantic statue.
The hand holds a spiral object (torch, cornucopia, elongated snail shell ?), which is broken at the bottom. At its top there is a hollowed cavity, perhaps to receive another unit of muscle. The rim of the cavity next to this unit (?) is broken away, the finish on the inside, however, shows that the rim was not attached to the unit.
On the side of the hand below the little finger there is a projection which must have served as an attachment to the body of the figure.
Perhaps from a giant?
Pentelic marble.
Cf. S 599 (Ν' 127), S 1202 (ΩΔ 98), S 1221 (ΩΔ 235).
ADDENDA The object in the hand published as a conch shell.
Context:   Bottom of Byzantine wall, resting on burned fill on marble floor.
Negatives:   Leica, XXVI-72, XXXIII-66, XXXIII-73
Dimensions:   P.L. 0.425; W. ca. 0.206
Material:   Marble (Pentelic)
Date:   10 June 1935
Section:   Ν'
Grid:   Ν':47/ΜΓ
Bibliography:   Hesperia 19 (1950), p. 107, pl. 67 c, d.
Is Similar To:   Agora:Object:S 599
    Agora:Object:S 1202
    Agora:Object:S 1221
References:   Publication: Hesperia 19 (1950)
Images (7)
Notebook: ΩΔ-4
Notebook Page: ΩΔ-4-38 (pp. 667-668)
Card: S 596
Card: S 596