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Elevation of the order of the Temple of Zeus at Euromos (Ayakli), with measurements
Pen and ink on a sheet of paper stuck down on to a second sheet pasted into the volume.
- Production date
Height: 371 millimetres (first sheet)
Height: 740 millimetres (volume)
Width: 258 millimetres (first sheet)
Width: 530 millimetres (volume)
- Curator's comments
- For a description of this album see 2013,5005.2.1
cf. engraving in 'Antiquities of Ionia', 1797, Part I, chap. IV, plate III (Chandler incorrectly identified this site as Labraynda).
'...passing a village called Iakli [we] unexpectedly discovered the solemn ruin of a temple...which was of the Corinthian order; sixteen columns, with part of their entablature standing; the cell and roof demolished. It is in a nook or recess; the front, which is toward the east, close by the mountain foot; the back and one side overlooking the plain. The style of the architecture is noble, and made us regret, that some members, and in particular the angle of the cornice, were wanting. Its marbles have been melted away, as it were piecemeal, in the furnaces for making lime, which are still in use, by the ruin...I was much disappointed in finding no inscriptions to inform us of the name of this deserted place; which, from its distance from Mylasa, I am inclined to believe was Labranda. Labranda, according to Strabo, was a village, seated on a mountain, in the road from Alabanda to Mylasa...on seven columns is an inscription, which may be thus translated: "Leo Quintus, son of Leo, when Stephanephorus, gave this column, as he had promised, with the base and capital." And the following inscription is repeated on five or more of the columns, with some variation as to the length of the lines, and the ligatures of the letters: "Menecrates, son of Menecrates, chief physician of the city, when Stephanephorus, gave this column, with the vase and capital; Tryphaena, his daughter, herself likewise Stephanephorus and gymnasiarch, having provided it." From the form of certain characters in the latter inscriptions, it may be inferred, that Leo was the earlier benefactor.'
Richard Chandler, 'Travels in Asia Minor' (1775), pp.245-246
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- 1800 (June)
- Greek and Roman
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