Agora Object: A 4770
Inventory Number:   A 4770
Section Number:   ΒΓ 1874
Title:   Step Block
Category:   Architecture Misc.
Description:   Broken at both left and right hand ends. One of several step blocks from Square Peristyle building reused for retaining wall in forecourt of Royal Stoa. Set upright, resting on its back face; most of top and bottom surfaces exposed. Much worn except for bottom of block which displays raised roughened surface along forward portion of block; ca. 0.15m. along rear edge and entire bottom surface for a length of about 0.20m. worked smooth with tooth-chisel.
Hard travertine-like limestone.
Cf. A 4768, A 4769, A 4771, A 4772, step blocks of South Stoa II, and blocks of Square Peristyle Building preserved in situ a N.E. corner of its court (note however difference in H. of A 4770).
Context:   Near N.E. corner of north porch of Royal Stoa. Third block from west in a group of three similar blocks.
Negatives:   88-411, 88-412
Dimensions:   H. 0.29; P.L. 1.43; D. 0.536
Material:   Limestone
Date:   13 November 1985
Section:   ΒΓ
Bibliography:   Agora XXVII, no. Arch15, pp. 56, 59, 116, ill. 12, pl. 23 a, b.
Is Similar To:   Agora:Object:A 4768
    Agora:Object:A 4769
    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 4770
Card: A 4770