Agora Object: A 701
Inventory Number:   A 701
Section Number:   Ε 493
Title:   Sima and Akroterion Base Fragment
Category:   Architecture Marble
Description:   Corner sima, cut in one piece with the extremities of both the horizontal and raking sima. The sinking for the statue plinth has a curved outline. Beside the main sinking are two drilled hole perhaps intended for support of attributes, etc.
Within the main plinth cutting is another rough-picked rectangular cutting, as for an irregular tenon, sinking to an additional depth of ca. 0.02m., cf. Hesperia 9 (1940) p. 37.
The sima is of cyma reversa profile with at narrow fillet at the top. On the horizontal sima is a trace of a lion's head spout and on the raking sima of a painted palmette.
Excellent workmanship.
Pentelic marble.
For other fragments of the same series of raking sima, see A 394 and A 439, for lion's heads, see A 272.
These pieces probably all belong to the rebuilt 5th century building.
Assigned to either the Temple of Ares or the Temple of Hephaistos.
Context:   From a marble pile at the N.E. corner of the Hellenistic Metroon.
Negatives:   Leica, 9-31, XIX-82, 86-109
PD Number:   PD 608, PD 1857
Dimensions:   H. (sima) 0.238; D. (sinking for the statue plinth) 0.06, (drilled holes) 0.015; W. (rectangular cutting) 0.055; P.L. (rectangular cutting) 0.093
Material:   Marble (Pentelic)
Date:   11 March 1937
Section:   Ε
Grid:   I 8
Bibliography:   Camp (2007), p. 59, fig. 72.
    AJA 80 (1976), pp. 232, 234, 237, 238, 240, pls. 39, 40, ill. 7.
    AJA 78 (1974), pp. 224, 236, nn. 31, 47.
    Hesperia Suppl. 5 (1941), p. 112 ff.
    Hesperia 9 (1940), pp. 3, 36, n. 9, fig. 19.
Published Type:   Hesperia 9 (1940) p. 37.
    A 272
    A 394
    A 439
References:   Publication: Hesperia 9 (1940)
Publication: Hesperia Suppl. 5 (1941)
Monument: Temple of Ares
Monument: Temple of Hephaistos
Drawing: PD 1857 (DA 4268)
Drawing: PD 1857 (DA 4269)
Images (4)
Notebook: Ε-5
Notebook Page: Ε-5-81 (pp. 929-930)
Card: A 701
Card: A 701