Agora Object: A 3475
Inventory Number:   A 3475
Section Number:   ΠΠ 1193
Title:   Statue Plinth
Category:   Architecture Poros
Description:   Complete. Corner block from the plinth of a large monument. Finished on two adjacent sides with a cyma reversa. In top a shallow bedding, apparently for a colossal left foot.
Hard gray poros.
(Consider the possibility that this block and A 3476 come from the pedestal at the west end of the Middle Stoa, c. 1.30m. to N.E.).
Comment by Homer A. Thompson, 1966.
"Plinth for a lion made as a corner akroterion on a grave plot, probably that of Dionysios outside the Dipylon". Cf. Brueckner (1909), Der Friedhof am Eridanos, pp. 75-83; AA (1965), col. 346, (D. Ohly).
Letter by W.B. Dinsmoor Jr. to F. Eckstein, November 1979.
"The two blocks, A 3475 and A 3476, could not have been originally cut to serve as bases for lions. They are of different lengths, different widths, and (now, at least) different heights. They were probably wall blocks, maybe for a retaining wall, in their first use. The original height of 0.395m. is preserved on the right top of A 3476; the height of the fascia on this short end is 0.177m. (I took the profiles at A and B (see sketch) before I realized the differences in heights. The height of the cyma reversa at B and C is the same - whereas that at A is higher - so on the drawing I dotted the high fascia of 0.177m. above the molding of the second block, A 3475 (at B), in order to have the correct total height of block). This top is picked, to a uniform, level surface. The left side of this block, and all of the other block, have been cut down in height and have very roughly picked top surfaces, much less level. The later picking of the top surface created total heights for the blocks varying from 0.34m to 0.36m. The moldings and sockets were probably cut at this time. The upper fascia varies from 0.115m. to 0.135m. in height. The sockets are 0.045m. to 0.07m. deep in the cut-down block A 3475, and 0.07m. to 0.08m. below the original, higher top surface of A 3476, but only 0.035m. below the cut-down top of that same block. As a result, the floors of the sockets are at different elevations on each of the two blocks. The workmanship throughout is not very happy. It is strange that the right half of A 3476 was not cut down, that the high fascia was made visible along half of the short end.
Incidentally, at the short end of A 3476, Travlos shows a break between the socket and the face of the block (Hesperia 35, 1966, p. 147). In actuality, at the floor level of the socket, the floor continues out to the face of the block for a preserved width of 0.07m. before it is broken (see sketch); this continuation, which obviously was visible at the top of the fascia, is picked as is the rest of the floor."
Keyword:   Perhaps Unpublished
Context:   Found incorporated in west wall of South House, Room 9.
Notebook Page:   2653, 2684, 2689
Negatives:   Leica, 83-670, 83-671
PD Number:   PD 2450, PD 2451
Dimensions:   L. 1.28, (bedding) 1.15; W. 0.72, (bedding) 0.31; H. 0.35; D. (bedding in top) 0.05
Material:   Poros
Date:   2 September 1964
Section:   ΠΠ
Bibliography:   Hesperia 35 (1966), p. 148, n. 39, pl. 43 b, fig. 2
Is Similar To:   Agora:Object:Brueckner (1909), pp. 75-83.
    Agora:Object:AA (1965), col. 346, (D. Ohly).
References:   Publication: Hesperia 35 (1966)
Drawing: PD 2450 (DA 3472)
Drawing: PD 2451 (DA 3475)
Notebook: ΠΠ-13
Notebook: ΠΠ-14
Notebook Page: ΠΠ-13-61 (pp. 2509-2510)
Notebook Page: ΠΠ-14-47 (pp. 2682-2683)
Notebook Page: ΠΠ-14-48 (pp. 2684-2685)
Card: A 3475
Card: A 3475
Card: A 3475