Athenian Agora Excavations - Publications, excavation reports, excavation notebooks, contexts, objects, plans and drawings, and photos from the Agora
Corinth Excavations - Publications, excavation reports, excavation notebooks, contexts, objects, plans and drawings, and photos from Ancient Corinth
Alison Frantz Photos - Images by photographer and archaeologist Alison Frantz (1903-1995) depicting Archaic and Classical sculpture, Greek archaeological sites and various finds. The collection was created between the late 1940’s – early 1970’s.
Dorothy Burr Thompson Photos - Images from Dorothy Burr Thompson (1900–2001), excavator and leading expert in ancient terracottas. The collection covers the period 1923-1955, and includes images from her travels in Greece, Turkey and Italy. In addition to the archaeological information, the collection is a mosaic of information about architecture, landscapes and customs that no longer exist.
Archaeological Photos - Documents the field activities of the American School from its establishment in 1881 until WW II, with valuable and rare images recording restoration of the Erechtheum on the Acropolis in the early 20th c., the identification of the Choregic Monument of Nikias on the South Slope of the Acropolis, the discovery of the Sanctuary of Eros and Aphrodite on the North Slope of the Acropolis in the 1930’s, the excavations at the site of Dionysus in northern Attica, the restoration of the Lion of Amphipolis, and general views of Athens.
Historical Photos - Various photographs from the archives in the Gennadius Library documenting moments of Greek history, from the late 19th to the early 20th century. Photos are collected from the Dragoumis family, the papers of Athanasios Souliotis, Nikolaos Mavris and others, as well as from the papers of author Stratis Myrivilis who fought in the Balkan Wars and the Greek-Turkish War (1919-1922).
Ion Dragoumis Letters - Letters of diplomat and Greek Parliament member Ion St. Dragoumis, covering the period 1895-1920. The Macedonian struggle, the Balkans and the Ottoman Empire, the Greek language and the use of the Demotic, are some of the issues that appear in Dragoumis’ correspondence.
|Title||AKROTERION: DRAPED FEMALE|
|Description||Akroterion of draped female figure, under 2/3 life-size, probably a Nereid riding a dolphin; figure largely frontal, turned slightly to proper l., l. leg vertical and r. leg bent slightly back to proper r. side; drapery deeply cut in long folds and ridges between legs; cloth looks wind-blown, clinging to legs in front and billowing out to sides and back, giving effect of rapid motion; wears chiton, visible at feet; himation over top, with wider folds of cloth; part of dolphin visible from behind; tail turned up and body vertical, supporting female figure; beneath the dolphin in back and on top of plinth is a series of wavy horizontal chisel-cut ridges, representing the sea; drapery folds on back rendered simply, with shallow lines radiating from center; joined fragment preserves front of l. foot, wearing solid shoe or boot; much of surface sheered (probably from heat exposure); rasp marks visible on drapery; chisel work on top of plinth and back; point work on sides of plinth.|
Fine-crystalled white marble
Fragment. Fragment preserving lower legs of figure and part of dolphin; part of plinth; surface extremely broken and weathered.
|Material||Fine-crystalled white marble|
|Bibliography||Corinth I.2, P213, N2, fig167-8; Ridgeway, Hesperia 1981, P441.|