Agora Object: P 9396
Inventory Number:   P 9396
Section Number:   Σ 1350
Title:   Plate with Sgraffito Decoration
ΤΙΤΛΟΣ:   Τμήμα λεπτεγχάρακτου πινακίου με παράσταση του Διγενή Ακρίτα με το Δράκοντα 12ος αι.
Category:   Pottery
Description:   Less than half preserved. Large plate on very low ring foot. Almost vertical rim A warrior, facing, wearing a high conical cap, a tight-fitting suit of crisscrossed underwear covering arms and legs, and a fustanella. His long curly hair falls below his shoulders. In his left hand he carries a shield, in his right a short staff topped with a rosette. Two tree-like objects rise from his shoulders. At his right is an eagle or falcon, and around him, encircling the plate, is coiled a dragon. The rim is decorated with a border of alternate lozenges and teardrops above a debased guilloche.
Light red clay, yellow glaze. White slip and thin glaze over all of exterior.
ΠΕΡΙΓΡΑΦΗ:   Απότμημα Βυζαντινής λεκάνης, με μορφή Διγενή Ακρίτα και Δράκοντες. Σώζεται περίπου το μισό τμήμα του ευρήματος.
Notes:   Coins 6-8 of 9 March 1937, also from same pithos, which has consistent fill.
Context:   Pithos, with coins 15-17.
Negatives:   Leica, 7-154, 7-311, V-41, 82-564, color slide
PD Number:   PD 482, Ptg. 295
Dimensions:   Est. Diam. 0.290; H. 0.071
Date:   16 March 1937
Section:   Σ
Grid:   Σ:15-17/ΠΕ-ΠΣΤ
Deposit:   P 11:1
Period:   Byzantine
Bibliography:   MacKay (2007), p. 280, fig. 226B.
    AgoraPicBk 22 (1985), fig. 37.
    AgoraPicBk 7 (1961), fig. 31.
    Hesperia 10 (1941), pp. 9-13.
    Hesperia 7 (1938), no. E 2, p. 465, figs. 30, 33.
References:   Publications (4)
Drawing: PD 482 (DA 6533)
Drawing: PD 483 (DA 6536)
Images (6)
Deposit: P 11:1
Notebook: ΒΔ-2
Notebook Page: ΒΔ-2-93 (pp. 372-373)
Card: P 9396
Card: P 9396