Agora Object: S 852
Inventory Number:   S 852
Section Number:   Υ 227
Title:   Statuette of Triple Hekate (Hekataion )
ΤΙΤΛΟΣ:   Μαρμάρινο αγαλμάτιο της τρίμορφης θεάς των τρίστρατων, Εκάτης 1ος - 2ος αι. μ.Χ.
Category:   Sculpture
Description:   Square base with moldings around the bottom. Into it is set a column (no capital, top finished off smooth), backed against which are three draped female figures, carved in high relief. Each wears a garment with thin sleeves, and over it a heavy chiton with overfold, girt high. The material falls from the neck in a long bib-like central fold, which is repeated on the skirt. Each has a curl hanging down on either side of her shoulders, and each carries in the left hand a high flaring torch (top of one broken).
The head of one figure is missing; the neck has been trimmed smooth at the break and the side of the column smoothed.
The column with its figures is set into the base and the crack between is filled with a black substance.
Pentelic marble.
ADDENDA The black substance appears to be lead cement. (M. Farnsworth, 1956)
ΠΕΡΙΓΡΑΦΗ:   Μαρμάρινο αγαλμάτιο, από νησιώτικο μάρμαρο, που απεικονίζει την Τρισώματη Εκάτη, πάνω σε τετράγωνη βάση. Μεταξύ των μορφών διακρίνεται κίονας. Λείπει το κεφάλι από τη μία μορφή.
Context:   Late Roman well, in northern slopes of Areopagus. Context: early 4th c. (?), probably Post-Herulian dump, containing other marbles and bronzes.
Notebook Page:   335
Negatives:   Leica, 7-175, 7-176, 79-5-28, 79-5-31, color slide
Dimensions:   H. (over all) 0.397, (figures) 0.24-0.25, (base) 0.095; W. (of columns with figures) 0.115, (base) 0.19; Th. (base) 0.175
Material:   Marble (Pentelic)
Chronology:   1st-2nd c. A.D.
Date:   18 March 1937
Section:   Υ
Grid:   Υ:9/Ξ
Elevation:   -13.55--13.55m.
Masl:   -13.55m.
Deposit:   J 18:2
Period:   Roman
Bibliography:   Hesperia 87 (2018), p. 590, n. 144.
    Hesperia 83 (2014), p. 147, n. 9.
    Museum Guide (2014), p. 172.
    AgoraPicBk 27 (2006), p. 38, fig. 41.
    Guide (1990), p. 266.
    AgoraPicBk 19 (1980), fig. 36.
    Guide (1976), p. 271.
    Guide (1962), p. 181.
    Hesperia 29 (1960), pp. 121-122.
    Kraus (1960), p. 173, A 4.
    AJA 41 (1937), p. 183, fig. 8.
    Agora XI, no. 147, p. 103, pl. 36.
    Agora XIV, p. 169, pl. 85 b.
References:   Publications (8)
Publication Pages (5)
Report: 1937 Υ
Report Page: 1937 Υ, s. 7
Images (48)
Deposit: J 18:2
Notebook: Υ-2
Notebook: Υ-4
Notebook Page: Υ-2-72 (pp. 334-335)
Notebook Page: Υ-4-18 (pp. 625-626)
Card: S 852
Card: S 852