Agora Object: A 3569
Inventory Number:   A 3569
Section Number:   ΚΤΛ 553
Title:   Frieze Block
Category:   Architecture Poros
Description:   Both ends and top cut away. Block comprised three triglyphs and two metopes with a triglyph in the middle. Both ends and top cut away. The block rested on a raised bearing surface in its middle above the column. Back of block rough-picked; face of metope shows light marks of toothed chisel; flat faces of triglyph finished with toothed chisel, oblique faces with drove. Bottom of central triglyph undercut beneath glyphs; relieving surface under front edge of block. Undercutting for shift bar at middle of edge of the original underside, 0.03m. x 0.08m x. 0.07m. deep, centered 0.48m. from one another, and from a later reuse two small square dowel holes which still retain iron.
From Square Peristyle.
Poros of Piraeus.
Notes:   Inventory number not written on block.
Context:   Reused in south outer wall of Roman Agora between fountain and S.W. corner of the building. This, A 3570 and A 3571 stand upright on the toichobate imbedded in a wall made of miscellaneous ancient blocks supplemented with field stones, broken tiles and coarse mortar.
Negatives:   84-512, 84-514, 84-515
Dimensions:   P.L. 2.30; Th. (triglyph) 0.44, (metope) 0.405; W. (metope) 0.602, (triglyph) 0.40, (dowel holes) 0.03; L. (bearing surface) 0.21, (dowel holes) 0.03; H. (undercutting) 0.005; P.H. (block) 0.50
Material:   Poros
Date:   6 July 1966
Section:   ΚΤΛ
Bibliography:   Agora XXVII, no. Arch39, pp. 59, 60, 71, 122, ill. 20, pl. 27 a, b.
References:   Publication: Agora XXVII
Monument: Square Peristyle
Drawing: PD 1515 (DA 256)
Images (4)
Card: A 3569
Card: A 3569