Agora Object: A 3382
Inventory Number:   A 3382
Section Number:   ΑΡ 345
Title:   Column Fragment
Category:   Architecture Marble
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.
Negatives:   Leica, 83-387
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
Material:   Marble
Date:   June 1963
Section:   ΑΡ
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)
Image: 2012.56.1106 (83-387)
Card: A 3382
Card: A 3382