|Inventory Number:||A 3382|
|Section Number:||ΑΡ 345|
|Description:||Probably from a ciborium. Broken top and bottom. A smaller joining piece was built into the vault of Tomb 6.|
Tow indentations for crosses, one above the other. The ends more deeply sunk, each with a heavy lead dowel for attachment. Scattered around the front surface of the column are at least 40 small drill holes, filled with lead plugs. In one of the plugs a silver (?) pin for attaching a small object; in some others, traces of bronze pins.
Fine grained black marble, heavily veined with white; probably from Tinos. When struck with a hammer the marble gives off a sulfurous smell.
ADDENDA Similar cuttings have been found in Nikolopolis (cf. Orlandos (1954), Η Ξυλοστεγος Παλαιοχριστιανικη Βασιλικη ΙΙ, p. 277, fig. 225), Otranto, and St. Sophia in Constantinople.
|Context:||Built into entrance of Tomb 9.|
|PD Number:||PD 1237|
|Dimensions:||P.L. 0.63; Diam. (at top) 0.248, (bottom) 0.266, (drill holes) 0.003-0.008; W.(upper indentation) 0.06, (lower indentation) 0.07; H. (upper indentation) 0.08, (lower indentation) 0.09|
|Bibliography:||Hesperia 34 (1965), pp. 181-182, fig. 6.|
|Is Similar To:||Agora:Object:Orlandos (1954), p. 277, fig. 225.|
|References:||Publication: Hesperia 34 (1965)|
Drawing: PD 1237 (DA 731)
Drawing: PD 1237 (DA 732)
Drawing: PD 1237 (DA 730)
Card: A 3382
Card: A 3382