White marble fragmentary base , broken off, except the front-face (1.15; 0.45;0.16).
Inscribed on the face.
Place of Origin
Ca. 250 B.C. (prosopography, lettering)
Found in 1915 at Cyrene pleiades; HGL : North Necropolis, tomb of the Mnesarchoi (tomb N 171 Cassels).
Last recorded Location
Seen by L. Beschi in 1961.
Not seen by IGCyr team.
Text constituted from
Transcription from previous editors.
Oliverio, 1933-1936 Oliverio, G., 1933-1936, Documenti antichi dell'Africa Italiana, II, fasc. 1-2, Bergamo - see in bibliography , pp. 116-117, n. 115, fig. 71, whence SEG Supplementum Epigraphicum Graecum, Leiden, then Amsterdam, 1923-1971, then 1979- - see in bibliography , 9.227. Cf. Beschi, 1970 Beschi, L., 1970, Divinità funerarie cirenaiche, Annuario della Scuola Archeologica di Atene e delle Missioni Italiane in Oriente (ASAA)47-48, 133-341 - see in bibliography , pp. 182, 186, 204; Laronde, 1987 Laronde, A., 1987, Cyrène et la Libye hellénistique. Libykai historiai de l’époque républicaine au principat d’Auguste, Paris - see in bibliography , pp. 52-58, whence SEG Supplementum Epigraphicum Graecum, Leiden, then Amsterdam, 1923-1971, then 1979- - see in bibliography , 38.1892.
Megô fille de Mnasarkhos.
Mego daughter of Mnasarchos.
Megò figlia di Mnasarchos.
ميجو بنة مناسارخوس
Mego was a member of a proeminent family, whose monumental tomb is well known.
Because of its larger dimensions, Beschi was able to suspect that the half-bust placed upon this base was n. 38 of his catalogue.
Oliverio, 1933-1936 Oliverio, G., 1933-1936, Documenti antichi dell'Africa Italiana, II, fasc. 1-2, Bergamo - see in bibliography , p. 116, footnote 1, explained that he could only give drawings of the bases from Mnasarkhoi tomb and would publish the photographs in a next section, but that never happened.
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