Corinth Object: MOS 1933 2
Collection:   Corinth
Type:   Object
Name:   MOS 1933 2
Title:   AGONOTHETEION MOSAIC
Category:   Architecture
Category Code:   MOS
Year:   1933
Object Number:   2
Decoration:   Along front and back of room: diamond pattern with center cross framed by quadruple bands of white, red, and blue tesserae. Along sides, broken pieces of marble in "crazy-quilt" pattern, marble of different shapes and colors, thn broad white band with large tesserae framing main field. In field, intersecting circles in white, blue, and red, each with smaller circle in center, surrounding central panel. Panel: 12 squares with birds, flowers, enframed in quilloche; these surround emblema showing athlete, holding palm branch, in slightly 3/4 pose, at left; to rt., seated female, nude to hips, partially wrapped in himation, end of which resting on lt. shoulder. Faces 3/4 proper rt., holds shield on right knee; beside her left leg, large bowl on narrow floral pedestal.
Writing:   inscribed. Inscribed on shield: (EYTY)XIA
Condition:   Complete profile. Left arm of female figure damaged.
Period:   Middle Roman (2/2 2nd c-4th c AD)
Chronology:   1st c. in publication, more likely 2nd half 2nd to early 3rd c.
Findspot Description:   Roman room that overlies Shops VI-VIII. May 8, 1933.
Bibliography:   Corinth 1.4, p. 107-110, p. 114, pl. 30-31, plan II; AJA 1933, p. 561-2; Hellenika 1973, 227, N19; Wiseman ANRW II 7, 1 (1979) 513; Waywell, AJA, 1979, N19; Salies, BJ 1985, p. 272-3; Ant.Welt. 1997, p.317-8
Site:   Corinth
City:   Ancient Corinth
Country:   Greece
References:   Publication: Robinson, American Journal of Archaeology 116.1, 2012
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