Agora Object: A 861
Inventory Number:   A 861
Section Number:   Ζ 1537
Title:   Eaves Tile Fragment
Category:   Architecture Terracotta
Description:   A Tholos eaves tile, fragmentary but complete save for the tip, which has been restored on the evidence of A 864 (Ζ 1540). A triangular rain tile, its sides equipped with heavy flanges below, with light flanges above. The under flanges are channeled toward the lower edge of the tile so as to grip a projection on the cornice. On the face, a double braid-pattern in black and purple; on the top, along the outer edge, a purple band; on the soffit, a bead and reel reserved against a black ground and bordered on either side by a purple band.
Buff clay tempered with crushed tile and lightly surfaced with yellow clay.
From the same series as A 862 (Ζ1538), A 863 (Ζ 1539) and A 864 (Ζ1540).
These eaves tiles are apparently from the original roofing of the Tholos. Several of the fragments show traces of burning. Like A 856 (Ζ 1532) ff., in contexts of the late fifth century, and would seem to have been discarded after the building was damaged by fire at that time.
Notes:   Cf. Ptg. 330, Ptg. 331 and neg. no. XVI-95.
Context:   Tholos Trench L, Layer III.
Notebook Page:   2038
Negatives:   Leica, 8-107, IX-63, VII-11
PD Number:   PD 75, Ptg. 216, Ptg. 217, Ptg. 333
Dimensions:   P.W. (on face) 0.685; Rest. L. (on top) 0.835; H. (of face) 0.09; Th. (in mid part) 0.042, (of lateral faces) 0.03-0.075; W. (purple band) 0.023
Material:   Terracotta
Date:   15 February 1938
Section:   Ζ
Deposit:   G-I 11-12
Bibliography:   Guide (2010), p. 49, fig. 22
    Camp (2007), p. 58, fig. 70.
    Guide (1990), p. 52, pl. 22.
    Camp (1986), p. 76.
    AgoraPicBk 21 (1984), fig. 52.
    Travlos (1971), fig. 698.
    Hesperia Suppl. 4 (1940), p. 65, n. 42.
    Agora XIV, p. 43, pl. 35 a.
References:   Publication: Agora XIV
Publication: AgoraPicBk 21 (1984)
Publication: Hesperia Suppl. 4 (1940)
Monument: Tholos
Drawing: PD 75 (DA 6773)
Drawing: DA 10661
Images (10)
Deposit: G-I 11-12
Notebook: Ζ-11
Notebook: Ζ-13
Notebook Page: Ζ-11-44 (pp. 2038-2039)
Notebook Page: Ζ-13-43 (pp. 2424-2425)
Notebook Page: Ζ-13-44 (pp. 2426-2427)
Card: A 861
Card: A 861