P 22384. P.H. 0.10; Max. dim. 0.185. Toe and part of body preserved in single fragment.
Coarse, orange-red clay with grits.
A short, pointed toe projecting from a rounded bottom. Six heavy ridges around the upper part of the toe.
Storage, Drain—fragments of neck and handles which may belong to K 115. Several similar neck fragments from other deposits have been inventoried, but in no case is the body preserved below the shoulder; one such fragment is P 21330 (Pl. 40), which comes from a filling of the early 3rd century:
P.H. 0.310; D. lip 0.175. Coarse, orange-red clay with grits.
Wide, heavy neck, tapering to the top; thickened lip, flat on top. Handles round in section and grooved longitudinally on the outer surface. Two deep grooves below the lip; the body below the handles wheel-ridged. Below one handle, a graffito, PAE, i.e. 136 (= A.D. 106). This fragment has been published by Miss Mabel Lang (Dated Jars, no. 29) along with a series of similar necks (many found in 3rd century contexts) bearing graffito dates equated with years between A.D. 98 and 137 (ibid., nos. 27-35).
K116 (B). Amphora fragment, stamped. Pl. 36.
SS1865. P.H. 0.215; D. lip 0.118. Neck, one handle and part of shoulder preserved.
Gritty, reddish clay; yellow-buff slip. From an amphora with wide neck, tapering to a thickened lip, flat on top. Heavy handles, oval in section. Below the lip, a stamp, incuse: CTCAT.
Mrs. Elizabeth Lyding Will, who is preparing a study of the wine jars bearing Latin stamps found in the Agora excavations, considers this and K 117 to be from amphorae of the same shape, a type of the late 2nd and early 3rd century found in large numbers at Ostia and in France and Spain. They are probably of Spanish manufacture.
K117 (D). Amphora fragment, stamped. Pl. 36. SS 6817. Max. dim. 0.096. Fragment of neck (?). Gritty, orange-red clay; buff slip. Rectangular stamp, incuse: DO (leaf) N| AS (leaf-stem) VL. Compare C.I.L., XV, 2, 1, 3390, g (also incuse, on neck). Apparently a product of the Figlinae Asuleianenses. See note to K116.
K118 (D). Amphora handle, stamped. Pl. 36. SS 6614. Max. dim. 0.122. Handle only preserved. Reddish buff clay, buff slip. The handle is round in section; near the top, a stamp: GYC.
P 22376. H. 0.032; D. 0.091. Intact. Coarse, greenish gray clay with grits. Small lid (for amphora?) consisting of a circular disc of clay; at the center of the top surface the clay has been pinched up to form a crude handle. Storage, Basin—fragments of two similar lids.
P 22395. H. 0.041; D. 0.057. Intact. Rather soft, orange-buff clay. A short, cylindrical shaft, partly hollow, terminating in a small, flat, round disc. Perhaps used as a stopper in the neck of an amphora.
Storage, Drain, large storage vessels—neck of an amphora similar to G 199 and fragments of the wall and floor (?) of a brazier similar to P 14122 (cited under G123; see Pl. 38).
Objects other than Pottery
K121 (D). Lamp. Pl. 45. rim: raised dots and side panels. Discus: Eros,
L 4954. Max. dim. 0.094. Fragment of discus and winged, facing, holding torch turned down by his rim. right side. Compare Broneer, Lamps, nos. 1115,1120,
Soft, gray-buff clay. pl. XV. Perlzweig.
L 2651. L. 0.091; W. 0.076; H. 0.029. Intact. Soft, pinkish buff clay.
Rim: vine leaves and grape clusters. Discus: fine rays. Handle: pierced, grooved above and below. Base: ridge surrounding signature in relief, TTI[—] (? retrograde). Compare Broneer, Lamps, no. 570, pi. XI. Perlzweig.
L 2652. L. 0.105; W. 0.077; H. 0.034. Base and part of body missing.
Very soft, yellow-buff clay. As K 122. Perlzweig.
Storage, Basin and Drain — fragments of some fifteen similar lamps, on one of which the handle is not completely pierced.
L 1245. P.L. 0.109; P.W. 0.096. Nozzle, base and much of body missing; partly restored. Pale buff clay.
Rim: vine leaves and grape clusters. Discus: fine rays. Handle: pierced, grooved above and below. Perlzweig.
L 1104. P.L. 0.083; W. 0.066; H. 0.032. Nozzle and part of body missing.
Soft and friable buff clay. From a much worn mould. As K 122, but the rim is slightly convex. Base: circular groove, effaced signature, 'EAijiSricp | ¿ppy (reading of Miss Judith Perlzweig). Perlzweig.
L 1106. L. 0.108; W. 0.083; H. 0.032. Intact. Rather soft, yellow-buff clay. Rim: rosettes and flowers (?) separated by raised dots. Discus: fine rays. Handle: pierced, grooved above and below. Base: relief signature within three circular grooves, QiAopi | oucrov (retrograde). Perlzweig.
L 4955. Max. dim. 0.069. Two non-joining fragments preserve handle and part of rim and discus. Soft, yellow-buff clay.
Rim: rosettes interlaced by double wave lines. Discus: fine rays. Handle: pierced, grooved above and below. Perlzweig.
L 1246. L. rest. 0.139; W. rest. 0.115; H. 0.044. Nozzle and parts of body missing; partly restored. Rather soft, gray-buff clay. From a worn mould. Rim: small ovules and side panels. Discus: large rosette. Handle: pierced, grooved above and below; small leaf at base of handle. Base: two concentric ridges. Perlzweig.
L 1105. L. 0.099; W. 0.078; H. 0.037. Intact. Buff clay.
Rim: ovules and side panels (in outlined relief). Discus: rosette. Handle: pierced, grooved above only. Base: two concentric ridges. Perlzweig.
K 130(B). Lamp. L 1257. Max. dim. 0.053. Fragment of discus. Buff clay.
Discus: crescent (cf. J 66) surrounded by rosettes, of which two are partially preserved. Traces of five small filling holes. Perlzweig.
L 4217. From a fill of the first half of the 3rd century.
L. rest. 0.154; W. 0.082; H. 0.04. One nozzle missing; restored. Soft, pale buff clay.
Rim marked by grooves and by two raised knobs at base of each nozzle. Two nozzles. Vertical handle (pierced and grooved) rises from the discus. Base: circular ridges. Perlzweig.
Storage, Basin and Drain—fragments of three similar lamps.
L 3346. Deposit N 20:3 (middle of 3rd century). L. rest. 0.139; W. 0.082; H. 0.035. Half of rim and part of one nozzle missing; restored. Rather soft, buff clay.
Rim: small ovules close to discus and volute ornaments (cf. stamp on K 10) at sides; a volute ornament flanked by rosettes at the base of each nozzle. Two nozzles. Vertical handle (pierced and grooved) rises from the discus. Base: oval; two grooves and faint traces of an incised signature. Perlzweig.
Storage, Drain—fragments of a similar lamp.
Storage, Basin and Drain, lamps—fragments of: lamps of Broneer's types XXVII and XXVIII, including some similar to Broneer, Lamps, nos. 800, 908, 911 (pi. XIII); plastic lamp as J 24. No fragments of lamps of Broneer's types XX, XXIV or XXV occur in Group K; only one of the type XXVII-XXVIII handles is not completely pierced (see under K 123).
K133 (B). Terracotta figurine. PL 48.
T 3020. P.H. 0.072; P.W. 0.042. Head, both arms and right leg missing.
Hard, dark buff clay; dull, brownish black glaze, much worn. Made in two-part mould, the vertical seams extending up the sides.
Small boy with plump body, nude. Arms extended, Grandjouan.
K134 (B). Terracotta figurine. PI. 48.
T 485. P.H. 0.08; P.W. 0.064. Single fragment, broken all around.
Slightly gritty, buff clay; traces of white paint on drapery.
A draped female figure, of which the left breast and shoulder are preserved. The drapery is parted over the breast; the right hand holds the teat out to a small child, held in the woman's left arm. Grandjouan.
T 1277. P.H. 0.059; P.W. 0.042. Head and neck only preserved.
Rather soft, buff clay; traces of red paint on the face and of black (?) on the hair.
Female head crowned by a tightly rolled braid (or wreath?); in front the locks of hair are combed to the sides from a central part; on the back of the head, a series of punch marks in a spiral line, perhaps indicating some form of hair-net; the punch marks were added after the head was removed from the mould. Grandjouan.
K136 (B). Terracotta mask.
T 478. H. 0.27; W. 0.207; Th. (front to back) 0.108. Part of mouth and hair missing; restored.
Fine, hard, pinkish buff clay, the exterior surface burnished; a finished edge is preserved around the back. Traces of white paint.
Male mask of comic type. The eyes and mouth are pierced. Two small holes at the nostrils; a small hole just above and in front of each ear; a similar hole at top of head. Grandjouan.
Published: Hesperia, IV, 1985, p. 337, fig. 25; A.J.A., XXXVII, 1933, p. 548, fig. 8.
T 484. Max. dim. 0.112; P.H. 0.092. Single fragment from upper right side of mask; the original edge is preserved in part at the back.
Soft, slightly gritty, yellow-buff clay, fired pink at the core where the fabric is thickest. Traces of purplish red paint on the hair.
From a satyr mask; a horn is visible above the right temple, with a vine leaf beside it. Grandjouan.
[K138]. Terracotta figurine. Pl. 48.
T 1510. Deposit B 14:1 (3rd century).
Buff to pinkish buff clay; white paint on body, red on face, dark blue (?) on eyebrows and lids. A loose pebble inside. Made in a two-part mould, the seams running lengthwise along back and belly.
Crouching dog with head tilted up; shaggy coat; collar around neck. Perhaps designed as a child's toy or rattle (the loose pebble inside the figure is paralleled in several animal figurines which have been preserved intact in other contemporary deposits). Grandjouan.
Storage, Basin — two joining fragments of a figurine cast from the same mould as T 1510.
K139 (D). Terracotta bracket. PL 49.
A 678. H. rest. 0.208; W. at top rest. 0.182; W. at bottom 0.125. Top and part of both sides missing; restored. Enough preserved to assure the restoration almost to the top; original height cannot be ascertained accurately, and nothing has been added to the height in the restoration. Much of the back edge is preserved both at top and bottom.
Rather soft, yellowish buff clay, fired pink in part. Probably once painted, as was a fragmentary bracket of similar type, T 442, which shows traces of red and white paint on the hair.
A console-type bracket, made from a mould. On the front, beardless face of Dionysos with fillet around forehead, bunches of berries at the temples, clusters of grapes before each ear and a heavy necklace about the neck; the face is supported on three inverted leaves and is framed between two projecting consoles (grooved on face but plain on sides); a simple, cornice-like moulding projects above and forms the transition to the flat top of the bracket.
This probably formed a pair with K 140.
K140 (D). Terracotta bracket.
A 679. Max. dim. 0.084. Fragment from the leaf-termination of the bracket.
Rather soft, pinkish buff clay.
From a bracket as K 139, with which it probably formed a pair.
Among the inventoried objects in the Agora collection are seven other similar brackets, in some of which the top surface is much better preserved. In none is there any trace of holes to aid in the attachment of the bracket to the wall; they were presumably imbedded in the wall plaster and served a decorative purpose only.
K141 (D). Terracotta antefix. Pl. 49.
A 680. P.H. 0.11; W. 0.165; P.L. 0.195. The top of the antefix proper and most of the attached cover tile element behind are broken away.
Very coarse, brick-red clay with large grits.
Below the volutes at the base of the palmette appears the signature, in relief letters:J A6r|vatou. For a better preserved specimen of this antefix see A 630 (PL 49): P.H. 0.235; W. 0.175; chipped at top, all of cover tile element broken away.
G 80. P.H. 0.018; D. foot 0.12. Two joining fragments preserve half of foot and part of floor. Clear glass.
From a bowl or plate with rather high, vertical ring foot and flat floor.
K143 (D). Glass vessel fragment. PI. 73.
G 79. P.H. 0.013; D. foot 0.055. Foot only preserved. Clear, bluish green glass.
The flaring ring foot of a blown glass vessel; conical base.
K144 (B). Portrait head.
S 356. H. 0.48; W. bust 0.89. Pentelic marble. Only the bust fragment found in the collecting basin (see above, p. 59).
A Julio-Claudian portrait published by Harrison, Sculpture, no. 7.
S 391. H. 0.086; W. 0.077; Th. 0.075. Intact except for chipping around the edges. Pentelic marble, carelessly worked. Cubical altar with shallow depression (0.017 deep) on top. Slight projections at the four corners of the base provide crude feet. A rounded moulding with cable pattern at top and bottom all around. The back panel is plain; the front and sides are each decorated with a relief group of a dolphin crossed by a trident.
ST 152. Max. dim. 0.088; D. foot est. 0.25; Th. through floor and foot 0.01. Small fragment of foot and floor.
White marble, with purplish black veins.
ST 158. P.H. 0.025; D. base est. 0.09. About half of base and part of wall preserved. Pentelic marble.
On the exterior (possibly marking the base of a spout), an incised palmette (?).
B 132. P.H. 0.052; W. 0.017. The lower tip prob ably broken away. Made in one piece; the back smooth up to the neck.
The head is marked by a roll of hair at the nape of the neck. The phallus projects horizontally.
B 609. Max. dim. 0.081. The wing is apparently complete, the base or point of juncture with the shoulder presenting a smooth, curved surface. Front and back surface are similarly decorated with feathering.
Apparently the proper left wing.
B 611. P.L. 0.033; D. head 0.009. Point and probably much of the shaft broken away.
The shaft of the pin is rectangular in section; the head is spherical.
B 610. P.L. 0.055; W. 0.018. Broken at the narrow end.
A flat instrument, narrow (pointed?) at one end, broad and blunt at the other.
Other inventoried objects - the following inventoried objects from Group K (Basin and Drain) have been omitted from the above catalogue because they are not pertinent to the Group proper:
A 681 - terracotta water pipe fragment, probably an intrusion into the upper filling of the basin.
I 4221-an inscription of the 3rd century B.C. (publ. Hesperia, IX, 1940, pp. 77-78, no. 11).
SS 1882 - Knidian stamped amphora handle of the late 2nd century B.C. SS 1885-Knidian stamped amphora handle of about 100 B.C.
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