Rock-cut niche, now broken off at left, the lower part of which forming an altar (dimensions not registered).
Inscribed on the rear wall (0.49;).
Dimensions of letters not registered; carefully cut letters, slightly slantering mu.
Place of Origin
Perhaps fourth century B.C. (lettering)
Last recorded Location
Seen by C. Dobias-Lalou in 1982 in situ.
Text constituted from
Transcription from stone (CDL).
Ferri, 1923 Ferri, S., 1923, Contributi di Cirene alla storia della religione greca, Roma - see in bibliography , n. 6, whence SEG Supplementum Epigraphicum Graecum, Leiden, then Amsterdam, 1923-1971, then 1979- - see in bibliography , 9.332.
(Autel) des Euménides.
(Altar) of the Eumenides.
(Altare) delle Eumenidi.
The lost part at left might have contained one more altar. But the inscription is clearly in relation with the preserved part of the niche and its abbreviated form is due to the reduced space available.
This is one amongst the series of altars dedicated to the Eumenides at Ain Hofra and also at other places outside the city walls of Cyrene.
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