Agora Object: ST 334
Collection:   Agora
Type:   Object
Name:   ST 334
Inventory Number:   ST 334
Section Number:   ΓΓ 764
Title:   Bath Tub
Category:   ST Marble
Description:   Complete.
The tub is apparently made from a re-used block. It is broken away at the back. Running lengthwise through the under surface is a channel, possibly an indication of an abortive attempt to split the block in two before it was made over into a tub.
The two long sides are roughly picked; at front end, a smooth-picked surface extends all across face from top to a point 0.27m. below; this smooth surface is 0.04m. recessed from the rough-picked surface of lower part of front end. The inside of the tub is hollowed out into three levels: a seat at back, 0.16m. below rim; a floor in front of seat, 0.34m. below rim; and a round basin sunk through this floor to a depth of 0.415m. below rim. The sides of the tub are 0.06m. thick; the back wall 0.08m. thick, the front wall 0.105m. thick. A drain-hole is cut through the left side of the tub, drawing water from the level of flow at its rear left corner. This hole has been plastered over on the interior. The walls on the interior are covered with a heavy coating of lime-deposit in several layers. The seat has at some time been cut down so that the present roughly-chipped surface slopes from back to front.
The tub was probably placed in a corner of a room and set down through the floor to a depth of 0.27m. The rear end and the right side will have abutted against the walls of the room at the corner; the smooth-worked upper half of the front of the tub will have been visible; and the left side, which is provided with the drain-hole and crude anathyrosis along the top will have had a thin facing of stone or plaster. The rear end of the tub must have been raised higher than the front end, so as to allow the drain-hole to be at or a bit above floor level.
Pentelic marble.
Context:   Demolition of modern houses.
Negatives:   Leica, 83-102, 83-103, 85-534, 85-536
Dimensions:   L. 1.245; W. (back) 0.71, (front) 0.545; H. (back) 0.52, (front) 0.54
Date:   1939
Section:   ΓΓ
Bibliography:   Museum Guide (2014), pp. 28-29, fig. 20.
    Hesperia 38 (1969), p. 397, pl. 108 a.
    AgoraPicBk 11 (1968), back cover.
    Ginouvès (1962), p. 42, figs. 16-17.
References:   Publication: AgoraPicBk 11 (1968)
Publication: Hesperia 38 (1969)
Publication: Museum Guide (2014)
Report Page: 1968 ΟΟ, s. 2
Images (9)
Card: ST 334
Card: ST 334