Agora Object: I 4518
Inventory Number:   I 4518
Section Number:   Ν 705
Title:   Funerary Amphora
Category:   Inscriptions
Description:   Inscribed and sculptured funerary amphora.
Well designed pear-shaped body with two thin handles attached to neck and ending in volutes on shoulders.
Low relief: elderly man, bearded, standing facing left, draped; above him, his name "ΔΗΜΟΧΑΡΗΣ". He is facing a woman, left, at whose left side is a child wearing a short chiton.
The figures much battered. Remains of painted decoration of tongue pattern around shoulder, at base of neck. Below this, on reverse, a band composed of zigzags.
Pentelic marble.
Context:   Found in late Roman context, southwest of the Odeion.
Negatives:   Leica
Dimensions:   H. 0.461; Lett. H. 0.007; Diam. 0.262
Chronology:   4th. century B.C.
Date:   18 February 1937
Section:   Ν
Grid:   Ν:11/ΟΓ
Elevation:   56.90m.
Masl:   56.9m.
Bibliography:   Clairmont (1993), no. 2.852a.
    Hesperia 23 (1954), p. 216, no. 141, pl. 61.
    Agora XVII, no. 770, p. 144.
    Agora XXXV, no. 202, pl. 65.
References:   Publication: Agora XVII
Publication: Agora XXXV
Publication: Hesperia 23 (1954)
Image: 2011.05.0047
Notebook: Ν-8
Notebook Page: Ν-8-59 (pp. 1508-1509)
Card: I 4518