Model altar (?) or sundial (?) made from whitish limestone, consisting of a square base, broken all round, with one small step preserved on one side, a cylindrical drum pierced by a horizontal hole (dia, 0.5cm) running diagonally through the column, topped by a a square slab(5.2x5.2cm) on top of which a star-shaped pattern is formed by three incised lines. Hole (ca. 1.2cm deep and 0.4cm wide in lower part) pierced into top in one corner at a diagonal angle; remains of a similar hole visible in break at opposite corner. Modern inscription AΠ incised into break of base.
- Production date
- (late)7thC BC - (mid)4thC BC (?)
Height: 7.40 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Object owned and held by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. This record is included in the British Museum database as part of the Museum’s Naukratis Project, a research collaboration that aims to virtually re-unite finds from the ancient port city of Naukratis, now distributed over 80 museums worldwide.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Additional IDs
Miscellaneous number: 86.167 (Accession Number)
Miscellaneous number: S.1313 (Stone ledger number)