Cyrene Museum, inv. number unknown.
White marble base, with mouldings of egg and dart above and below on three sides; a circular hole and a channel for attachment on top (0.67; 0.32;0.42).
Inscribed on front face between the mouldings (0.59; 0.11;0.38).
0.04; slightly disymetrical nu, slanting sigma.
Place of Origin
Ca. 250 B.C. (lettering, monument-type)
Found by L. Beschi in 1961 at Cyrene pleiades; HGL : East Necropolis , possibly tomb E180 Cassels.
Later recorded Location
Seen by Gasperini in 1969 in Shahat : exact place not registered.
Last recorded Location
Seen by Dobias-Lalou in 1979 and 1983 in Shahat : in front of the Casa Parisi , which is part of the Cyrene Museum .
Text constituted from
Transcription from stone (CDL).
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. 201, 205 (no illustrations). Cf. Thorn-Thorn, 2009 Thorn, D.M., Thorn, J.C. (eds.), 2009, A Gazetteer of the Cyrene Necropolis from the original notebooks of John Cassels, Richard Tomlinson and James and Dorothy Thorn, Studia Archaeologica161, Roma - see in bibliography , p. 188 (provenance); Belzic, 2015 Belzic, M., 2015, Les "divinités funéraires" de Cyrénaïque, 1-2, Master dissertation, École pratique des Hautes Études, 4e section, Paris - see in bibliography , vol. 2, p. 178 (related statue).
Laïarkhos fils de Nikandros.
Laiarchos son of Nikandros.
Laiarchos figlio di Nikandros.
In most cases, funerary bases have no display for attachment because the funerary half-statues were simply placed upon them. However the findspot clearly shows that the base was funerary. And the absence of moulding at back is another clear clue.
As Beschi mentioned a tomb on the right bank of Wadi Bu Sneidi, at the Eastern end of the East Necropolis, it is a plausible guess of the Thorns that it was E180, the only tomb of that area situated on the right bank.
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