Altar with compartment, cut in the rock, perhaps within a niche, the upper part of which would have collapsed (dimensions unknown).
Inscribed on the Western side of the compartment (width 0.52).
Place of Origin
Perhaps fourth century B.C. (lettering)
Last recorded Location
Photographed between 1999 and 2003 by O. Menozzi in situ.
Not seen by IGCyr team.
Text constituted from
Transcription from previous editors.
Ferri, 1923 Ferri, S., 1923, Contributi di Cirene alla storia della religione greca, Roma - see in bibliography , n. 11, whence SEG Supplementum Epigraphicum Graecum, Leiden, then Amsterdam, 1923-1971, then 1979- - see in bibliography , 9.333. Cf. Menozzi, 2006 Menozzi, O., 2006, Per una lettura della chora cirenea attraverso lo studio di santuari rupestri e de aree marginali della necropoli di Cirene, in E. Fabbricotti, O. Menozzi (eds.), Cirenaica: studi, scavi e scoperte: atti del X Convegno di Archeologia Cirenaica, Chieti 24-26 Novembre 2003, BAR international series1488, Oxford, 61-84 - see in bibliography , p. 82, fig. 3.
1 Εὐμενίδ[ων] : Ferri, 1923 Ferri, S., 1923, Contributi di Cirene alla storia della religione greca, Roma - see in bibliography , - see in bibliography Εὐμενίδ(ων)
(Autel) des Euménides.
(Altar) of the Eumenides.
(Altare) delle Eumenidi.
It may be inferred that Ferri's drawing and Menozzi's photograph pertain to one and the same inscription.
Menozzi's photograph shows that the end of the inscribed zone was worn out, hence the proposed restoration of the two final letters rather than the abbreviation formerly admitted.
This is one among 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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