Agora Object: A 403
Inventory Number:   A 403
Section Number:   Ε 428
Title:   Altar Side Block
Category:   Architecture Marble
Description:   Preserved at the right end and broken at the left; much battered; broken also above. Along both preserved faces a series of base and crown moldings, comprising, from bottom to top, guilloche, Lesbian leaf, bead and reel (the lower); the upper: bead and reel, egg and dart.
Above the egg and dart, is a small cavetto separated by a vertical fascia from a larger cavetto. On the back, at the end with the corner, a joint surface prepared to receive a return slab. In the lower edge, near the inner edge of this joint surface, a large dowel cutting.
Fair work.
Altar of Zeus Agoraios (?).
Pentelic marble.
Many fragments from a similar block were found in a well in the porch of the Metroon.
Notes:   Found at J/7-10/7 (Fall 2016).
Context:   Found resting upright on earth just to the east of the altar foundations, its bottom on a level with the top of the altar podium.
Negatives:   Leica, 1-50, 1-51, 1-52
PD Number:   PD 163, PD 164, PD 165, PD 166, PD 167
Dimensions:   P.L. 2.86; P.H. 1.28; Th. 0.64; W. (joint surface for return slab) ca. 0.67
Material:   Marble (Pentelic)
Date:   1931
Section:   Ε
Grid:   J 10
Bibliography:   Mauzy (2006), pp. 20, 21, figs. 33, 34, 35, 36.
    AgoraPicBk 21 (1984), fig. 58.
    Hesperia 21 (1952), p. 92, pl. 21 a, b.
    Shoe (1936), pls. 23.21, 38.12.
    Hesperia 2 (1933), pp. 145-148, figs. 29, 30.
References:   Publication: AgoraPicBk 21 (1984)
Publication: Hesperia 2 (1933)
Publication: Hesperia 21 (1952)
Monument: Altar of Zeus Agoraios
Plans and Drawings (5)
Images (13)
Notebook: Ε-5
Notebook Page: Ε-5-26 (pp. 819-820)
Card: A 403
Card: A 403