Cyrene Museum, 1819.
Fragment of a white black-veined marble circular basin, of a rather deep shape; the outer face is sculpted so as to form a folded cloth or a sea shell (0.29; 0.20; -).
Inscribed a) on the rim (high 0.035), b) below on the inner face, both to be read from the centre.
0.032; no serifs, deeply cut, broadly open alpha, oblique bars of kappa not intersecting with the hasta.
Place of Origin
Perhaps fourth century B.C. (lettering)
Found before 1979 at Cyrene pleiades; HGL : exact findspot unrecorded.
Last recorded Location
Seen by C.Dobias-Lalou in 1979 in Shahat , at the time in Casa Parisi, part of the Cyrene Museum .
Text constituted from
Transcription from stone.
Not previously published.
Not usefully translatable.
غير قابل للترجمة بشكل جيد
It is not quite clear whether this fragment belongs to a shallow basin or to a deeper bowl.
The isolated final letter of b) may form the end of the same text as a), which would be too long to be written on the rim only. Alternatively, it might belong to a different text.
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