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||BASE: DANCING MAENADS|
|Description||Large base with slight, circular horizontal section as preserved. Decorated in relief with 2 maenads. Lt. figure whirls to lt., body twisted with upper torso turned slightly to rt. lt. arm down, rt. probably out to side, head probably turned to proper rt., r. leg strides forward, while l. (not visible) is meant to cross behind and recede into background; wears thin-sleeved chiton, slightly thicker Doric chiton w/ overfold and kolpis, clasped on shoulder; faun skin belted just below breasts, hoof visible on background to r. Rt. figure turned to rt., legs in profile to r, hips frontal, upper body probably frontal; weight on l. leg, r. foot set back, touching ground only w/ toes;r. arm raised to proper r, holding Roman-type fillet;wears thin chiton, overgarment slipping around hips; short boot with relief palmette decoration; billowing drapery at feet indicates rapid motion. Rasp marks visible on surface of background and figures. Rectangular dowel hole on top of block 0.03 x 0.07 x 0.08 m. deep).|
Fine-crystalled white marble with micaceous veins, vertical foliation.
Fragment. Base, preserving part of face; broken below, top, in back; two maenads partially preserved: Lt., shoulders to ankles, missing lt. hand, rt. arm, rt. foot, bits of drapery; rt.: part of rt. arm, hips to ankles; missing lt. foot, forepart of rt. fwith
|Material||Fine-crystalled white marble with micaceous veins, vertical foliation.|
|Bibliography||Corinth I.3 P140; Johnson 1931, Corinth 9, cat. 275, AJA 1904 P291-4, AJA 1909 P169, Williams & Fisher, Hesperia 1975 P24 N37, Ridgeway, Hesperia 1981 P438|