Agora Object: A 3756
Inventory Number:   A 3756
Section Number:   ΛΛ 1487
Title:   Sima Tile Fragments
Category:   Architecture Marble
Description:   a) Preserves the false cover tile with a weathering line showing the overlap of the last cover tile 0.04m. from edge of stop tile, which ends 0.05m. from the back of the sima. A space separates the concave pan tile surfaces on both ends of the stop. The back edge of the sima is smoothed except at the top where it is rough-picked in a kind of crude, and unnecessary, anathyrosis.
b) Preserves the original top, rough-picked bottom and left side, and the back smoothed with a toothed chisel. At the rear a raised lip, and a weathering line showing the pan tile overlap of 0.04m. At left a ridge, and a weathering line shows the half cover tile overlap of 0.085m.
Parian marble.
These fragments were drawn by E. Schaubert (in 1835?) and published in Koch (1955), p. 188, fig. 64 (cf. p. 66), as sima fragments from the Temple of Hephaistos, to which they do not, however, belong. Fragment b) has been broken and almost half its length lost since Schubert's day: he gives its length as 0.425m.
Context:   Marble pile on terrace north of Hellenistic Building.
Negatives:   Leica
Dimensions:   P.L. a) 0.415, a) (false cover tile) 0.273, b) 0.22; P.W. a) 0.25, a) (false cover tile) 0.209, b) 0.283; P.Th. a) 0.132; Th. b) (left edge) 0.0595, b) (pan) 0.037; W. a) (space separating the concave pan tile surfaces) 0.113, b) (raised lip) 0.0135, b) (ridge) 0.045; H. b) (raised lip) 0.0025
Material:   Marble (Parian)
Date:   21 August 1969
Section:   ΛΛ
Bibliography:   Koch (1955), pp. 66, 188, fig. 64.
References:   Notebook: ΛΛ-10
Notebook Pages (6)
Card: A 3756
Card: A 3756