Agora Object: A 4316
Inventory Number:   A 4316
Section Number:   ΡΡ 310
Title:   Parapet Base Block
Category:   Architecture Marble
Description:   Complete except for chips. Large rectangular block with moldings at upper front edge; from top to bottom: a shallow cavetto, torus, scotia, torus and a cyma reversa. Top surface has a cutting apparently to receive a parapet. At the left, this cutting joins a larger cutting, apparently for a post. The post in turn abuts against a round column, the evidence for which is preserved in the curved end of the cutting for the post as well as an empolion cutting 0.06m. in on a side. Both ends of the block have anathyrosis. The back is left very rough, projecting as much as 0.08m. except for a smooth band at the top, with a second band below it, projecting out ca. 0.015m.
White marble.
Keyword:   Perhaps Unpublished
Notes:   Found at T/13-14/10 (Fall 2016).
Context:   Reused upside down as a step block.
Negatives:   Leica
PD Number:   PD 2185
Dimensions:   H. 0.38, (smooth band at top) ca. 0.09, (second band) ca. 0.09; L. 1.026; W. 0.545-0.63, (cutting for parapet) ca. 0.07, (cutting for post) 0.20; D. 0.02, (empolion cutting) 0.075
Material:   Marble
Date:   21 April 1972
Section:   ΡΡ
Grid:   T/8-14/7,8
Elevation:   Ca. 69.00m.
Masl:   69m.
Bibliography:   Hesperia 44 (1975), p. 336, n. 6.
References:   Publication: Hesperia 44 (1975)
Drawing: PD 2185 (DA 355)
Card: A 4316
Card: A 4316