Agora Object: A 4768
Inventory Number:   A 4768
Section Number:   ΒΓ 1872
Title:   Step Block
Category:   Architecture Misc.
Description:   Right hand end of block preserved, broken at left. One of several step blocks from the Square Peristyle Building reused for retaining wall in forecourt of the Royal Stoa. Set upright resting on its back face, most of top and bottom of block exposed. Much worn but preserves traces of tooth chiseling on top surface at right end, towards left raised werkzoll (? - very faint). Front face finished along right hand and bottom edge only; raised central portion (now very worn). Bottom surface finished only at right; further left surface remains raised and roughly worked.
Hard travertine-like limestone.
Cf. A 4769-A 4772, also step blocks of South Stoa II, and blocks in situ at N.E. corner of Square Peristyle Building.
Context:   Near N.E. corner of north porch of Royal Stoa. Westernmost of a group of three similar blocks.
Negatives:   88-411, 88-412
Dimensions:   H. 0.357; P.L. 1.248; D. 0.589
Material:   Limestone
Date:   13 November 1985
Section:   ΒΓ
Bibliography:   Agora XXVII, no. Arch13, pp. 56, 59, 116, ill. 12, pl. 23 a, b.
Is Similar To:   Agora:Object:A 4769
    Agora:Object:A 4770
    Agora:Object:A 4771
    Agora:Object:A 4772
References:   Publication: Agora XXVII
Monument: Royal Stoa
Monument: Square Peristyle
Drawing: PD 2593 (DA 276)
Image: 1997.01.0503 (88-411)
Image: 1997.01.0504 (88-412)
Card: A 4768
Card: A 4768