Manchester Museum, M1185+M1333.
Small local Derna limestone female half-figure with polos, clad in himation (0.15; 0.22;0.036).
Lightly scratched on the polos (height 0.018; diameter 0.06).
Height 0.006; width 0.024; lunate epsilon, alpha with dropped bar, probably cursive lettering.
Place of Origin
Perhaps third century B.C.
Last recorded Location
Not seen by IGCyr team.
Text constituted from
Transcription from editor (CDL).
J.M. Reynolds in Reynolds-Thorn, 2005 Reynolds, J.M., Thorn, J.C., 2005, Cyrene’s Thea figure discovered in the Necropolis, Libyan Studies (LibStud)36, 89-100 - see in bibliography (dr.), whence SEG Supplementum Epigraphicum Graecum, Leiden, then Amsterdam, 1923-1971, then 1979- - see in bibliography , 55.1867. Cf. Rowe, 1959 Rowe, A., 1959, in A. Rowe, J.F. Healy (eds.), Cyrenaican Expeditions of the University of Manchester 1955, 1956, 1957; comprising an account of the excavated areas of the cemeteries at Cyrene and of objects found in 1952 by Alan Rowe, M.A. together with descriptions of the coins by John F. Healy, M.A., Ph.D., F.R.N.S., Manchester, 1-29 - see in bibliography , fig. 31b (discovery); 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. 133 ff., fig. 63.13.
1 Reynolds-Thorn, 2005 Reynolds, J.M., Thorn, J.C., 2005, Cyrene’s Thea figure discovered in the Necropolis, Libyan Studies (LibStud)36, 89-100 - see in bibliography Θεά : SEG Supplementum Epigraphicum Graecum, Leiden, then Amsterdam, 1923-1971, then 1979- - see in bibliography Θεᾷ (Tybout's suggestion)
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