Agora Object: S 2355
Inventory Number:   S 2355
Section Number:   Ω 1550
Title:   Bust of Helios
Category:   Sculpture
Description:   Left shoulder and ends of hair on left missing. Chips from hair. Nose inserted separately.
Youthful face with long flowing locks to halfway down neck. Prominent brow, long straight nose. Eyes have engraved irises. Narrow mouth, opened slightly, deeply dimpled chin, muscular neck. Wears lightweight tunic. Nose made from separate piece of marble and inserted; a possible ancient repair or so as to enable the piece to be manufactured from a smaller block of marble. Related to Eubouleus type. Fifteen holes for attachment of crown or wreath. Sides roughly beveled to flat, rough-picked back. Large lewis or dowel hole in back, apparently from earlier use as architectural block. An original background has been cut away in the course of ancient repairs. Cf. the "moon plague" S 857 (Υ 249).
Slightly stained in places.
Pentelic marble.
Context:   Well in east colonnade of Peristyle of Roman House H.
Notebook Page:   2521
Negatives:   Leica, 86-412, 86-413, 88-231, 88-232, 88-233, color slide
Dimensions:   H. 0.523, (of face) 0.215; W. 0.27, (of face) 0.16; P.W. (of base) 0.24; Th. (of base) 0.19; D. (dowel hole) 0.075
Material:   Marble (Pentelic)
Chronology:   2nd c. A.D.
Date:   31 July 1970
Section:   Ω
Grid:   P 21
Elevation:   Ca. -4.80m.
Masl:   -4.8m.
Deposit:   P 21:2
Lot:   Lot Ω 409
Period:   Roman
Bibliography:   Museum Guide (2014), pp. 82-83, 96, 98, fig. 49.
    Camp (1986), p. 204.
    Guide (1976), p. 292.
    Hesperia 40 (1971), pp. 273-274, pl. 58 b.
    Agora XXIV, pp. 37, 41, n. 145, pl. 40 b.
Is Similar To:   Agora:Object:S 857
References:   Publication: Agora XXIV
Publication: Hesperia 40 (1971)
Publication: Museum Guide (2014)
Publication Page: Agora 24, s. 20, p. xvii
Publication Page: Agora 24, s. 65, p. 41
Publication Page: Agora 24, s. 221
Report: 1970 Ω
Report Page: 1970 Ω, s. 6
Report Page: 1970 Ω, s. 23
Images (17)
Deposit: P 21:2
Lot: Ω 409
Notebook: Ω-13
Notebook Page: Ω-13-65 (pp. 2520-2521)
Card: S 2355
Card: S 2355