Agora Object: A 1491
Inventory Number:   A 1491
Section Number:   ΩΔ 421
Title:   Pilaster Capital Fragments
Category:   Architecture Marble
Description:   Fragments of capital from the Odeion, Colossal Figures series.
The scheme of the capital is very similar to the pilaster caps of the Arch of Hadrian in Athens. Its attribution to the Giants is indicated by the close correspondence between the width of its resting surface and the width of the tops of the piers behind the figures.
a) Fragment from top, near left side. From Odeion area.
b) Fragment from near top and near middle. From Odeion.
c) Fragment from top, toward right side.
d) Fragment from top corner. From Odeion.
e) Fragment from bottom corner. From Odeion.
f) Fragment from bottom corner. (From Stoa of Attalos.)
g) Fragment from near bottom and middle. (From Stoa of Attalos.)
h) Fragment from bottom near middle (traces of late Roman mortar). From Odeion area.
Context:   Fragments assembled in 1949, some from north front of Odeion, some from remains of "Valerian Wall" in Stoa of Attalos, but all certainly from same series.
Negatives:   Leica, XXXV-95
Dimensions:   Max. Dim. a) 0.48, b) 0.40, c) 0.37, d) 0.49, e) 0.37, f) 0.34, g) 0.40, h) 0.32; W. (resting surface of pilaster cap) 0.56
Material:   Marble
Date:   1949
Section:   ΩΔ
Bibliography:   Hesperia 19 (1950), pl. 74 a.
References:   Publication: Hesperia 19 (1950)
Monument: Odeion
Image: 2012.52.0611 (XXXV-95)
Image: 1997.10.0318 (XXXV-95)
Notebook: ΩΔ-4
Notebook: ΩΔ-5
Notebook Page: ΩΔ-4-94 (pp. 779-780)
Notebook Page: ΩΔ-5-15 (pp. 821-822)
Card: A 1491
Card: A 1491