Ancient Portraits from the Athenian Agora (Agora Picture by Harrison E. B.

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Even if the recognized bronze statues visible via the Roman vacationer Pausanias were melted down, the Agora preserves a few high-quality stone figures. just a couple of of those are named, and many of the pictures during this publication signify traditional women and men; monks, athletes, and officers. pertaining to over forty black and white photographs, the writer discusses hairstyles, garments and facial expressions to make clear the contributors depicted.

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The wreaths, probably of myrtle, suggest that they are initiates to the Eleusinian Mysteries. The long lock on the back of the head of 40 may have been grown for dedication to a divinity. H. ). s 1312. H. 8%” ( 0 . ). 0 ~ 42. Head of a young man. D. , this youth with his Late Antique look may be a Roman prince rather than an Athenian ephebe. s 1406. H. ). 43. An amateur portrait? Scratched on the south wall of the Stoa of Attalos. D. For further information on most of the portraits in this booklet reference may be made to Evelyn B.

43. An amateur portrait? Scratched on the south wall of the Stoa of Attalos. D. For further information on most of the portraits in this booklet reference may be made to Evelyn B. Harrison, T h e Athenian Agora, I , Portrait Sculpture, Princeton, 1953. EXCAVATIONS O F T H E ATHENIAN AGORA P I C T U R E BOOKS 1. Pots and Pans ofClassical Athens (1951) The Stoa ofAttalos I1 in Athens (1959) 3. Miniature Sculpturefrom the Athenian Agora (1959) 4. The Athenian Citizen (1960) 5. Ancient Portraitsfrom the Athenian Agora (1960) 6.

The wreaths, probably of myrtle, suggest that they are initiates to the Eleusinian Mysteries. The long lock on the back of the head of 40 may have been grown for dedication to a divinity. H. ). s 1312. H. 8%” ( 0 . ). 0 ~ 42. Head of a young man. D. , this youth with his Late Antique look may be a Roman prince rather than an Athenian ephebe. s 1406. H. ). 43. An amateur portrait? Scratched on the south wall of the Stoa of Attalos. D. For further information on most of the portraits in this booklet reference may be made to Evelyn B.

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