Cyrene Museum, no inventory number.
Two adjacent pieces of a greyish marble oblong block, later recut on left side and behind so as to obtain a round shape with shallow fluting; on fragment b, line 2 has been hammered out (fragment a: 0.35; 0.25; -; fragment b: 0.395; 0.25; -).
Inscribed on the face in two lines of different height.
Line 1: 0.015-0.02; line 2: 0.008; slight serifs, sigma with slanting bars.
Place of Origin
Second half of fourth or first half of third century B.C. (lettering)
Found before 1937 at Cyrene pleiades; HGL : exact findspot unrecorded.
Last recorded Location
Seen by C. Dobias-Lalou in 1997 in Shahat : Cyrene Museum .
Text constituted from
Transcription from stone (CDL).
Pugliese Carratelli-Oliverio, 1961 Pugliese Carratelli, G., (from G. Oliverio), 1961, Iscrizioni cirenaiche, Quaderni di Archeologia della Libya (QAL)4, 3-54 - see in bibliography , p. 31, n. 13, fig. 24 (from †Oliverio's papers); whence SEG Supplementum Epigraphicum Graecum, Leiden, then Amsterdam, 1923-1971, then 1979- - see in bibliography , 20.744. Cf. Rosamilia, 2014 Rosamilia, E., 2014, Firme di scultori della Cirenaica: un'analisi del corpus, in Luni, M. (ed.), Cirene greca e romana, Monografie di archeologia libica36, Cirene Atene d'Africa7, Roma, 89-106 - see in bibliography , n. 5.
1 [Θεοκ]ρ̣ίσιος : Pugliese Carratelli-Oliverio, 1961 Pugliese Carratelli, G., (from G. Oliverio), 1961, Iscrizioni cirenaiche, Quaderni di Archeologia della Libya (QAL)4, 3-54 - see in bibliography [---] ρ̣ίσιος
Theokrisios fils d'Aristippos, Theokrisios fils de Paraibatas.
Oeuvre de [---] atès de Milet 〚 [---] 〛.
Theokrisios son of Aristippos, Theokrisios son of Paraibatas.
Made by [---] ates of Miletus 〚 [---] 〛.
Theokrisios figlio di Aristippos, Theokrisios figlio di Paraibatas.
Opera di [---] ates di Mileto 〚 [---] 〛.
The photograph in editio princeps might give the impression that some letters are readable in the erased portion of line 2. Neither direct examination nor squeeze do confirm this.
An attractive restoration of the sculptor's name as a compound in -κράτης is a mere possibility amongst others, as pointed out by Rosamilia, because names that in Cyrenaica would end in -άτας also had this ending in Ionic.
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