Agora Object: A 2972
Inventory Number:   A 2972
Section Number:   Ι 1644
Title:   Capital: Ionic
Category:   Architecture Marble
Description:   Chips had been knocked off by the builders of the Late Roman Fortification Wall but most were recoverable. Empolion cutting on underside 0.06m square.
Ornament painted except for palmettes which are carved. Volutes and cushion outlined by narrow bands in blue. Eyes red with a circle of different color at middle (ground of circle now dark).
Ground between eggs and darts blue; eggs and darts outlined by another color that has left a dark stain. Red band around periphery of underside. Above the egg and dart, a flat band decorated with a curvilinear maeander in red, saltire squares in black and yellow. Crowning ovolo has blue eggs on red ground. Palmettes red between petals.
Three raised bands in bolster. Quite rough on top; two pry holes. No proper relieving surface. Incised on one side, the letter Α.
Belongs with shaft A 2969.
Marble.
Notes:   Samples of color in Study Collections-Case No. 38-Α.
Context:   From tower of Late Roman Fortification at S.W. corner of Library of Pantainos; from lowest course of south wall of tower together with A 2969, A 2970, A 2971 and A 2973, and fragments A 2891 and A 2892.
Notebook Page:   3206
Negatives:   Leica, 81-610, 81-611, 81-690, 82-150, 82-151, 82-153, 82-218, 82-355, 82-356, 82-599, 82-601, 82-602, LCT-26, LCT-26a
PD Number:   PD 1124, PD 1123, PD 1628, PD 1629, PD 2159, PD 2725
Dimensions:   H. (at middle) 0.355; W. (abacus) 0.76, (center to center of eyes) 0.81, (red band) ca. 0.008; L. (abacus) 0.92; Diam. (bottom) 0.68; D. (empolion cutting) 0.04
Material:   Marble
Date:   July 1959
Section:   Ι
Bibliography:   Museum Guide (2014), pp. 35, 72, fig. 44.
    Camp (2007), p. 61, figs. 74A, B, backcover.
    Hesperia 65 (1996), pp. 129-130, 154, no. 14 A, figs. 2, 20, pls. 40, 41.
    Camp (1986), p. 152.
    AgoraPicBk 21 (1984), fig. 28.
    Guide (1976), p. 282, fig. 149.
    Travlos (1971), fig. 152.
    Hesperia 29 (1960), pp. 354-355, pl. 77.
    Agora XIV, p. 166, pl. 84 b.
    Agora XXIV, p. 7, n. 46.
    Agora XXXI, p. 48, n. 31.
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Card: A 2972
Card: A 2972