Plaster Cast of Greek Inscription: Dedication at Olympia


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Artifact Identification Plaster Cast of Greek Inscription: Dedication at Olympia   (1900.11.0101)
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Artist/Maker Praxiteles
Geographic Location
Period/Date Classical, 480-475 BCE
Culture Ancient Greek

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Length) 84.7 cm
Dimension 2 (Width) 17.7 cm
Dimension 3 (Depth) 3.0 cm
Weight 5,877 g
Measuring Remarks None
Materials Plaster
Manufacturing Processes Cast
Munsell Color Information waived

Research Remarks

Published Description N/A

Plaster cast of ca. 2/3 of the left side of a marble inscription on a base for a dedication at Olympia by Praxiteles son of Krinis, signed by the Achaian sculptor Athenodoros and the Argive sculptors Asopodoros, Atotos, and Argeiades son of Ageladas.


See also 1900.11.100. Compare the many inscribed statue bases from Olympia in Dittenberger and Purgold 1896 and the inscription on the statue base of the plaster cast of the bronze charioteer from Delphi, 1912.02.0006


Dittenberger, Wilhelm and Karl Purgold. 1896. Die Inschriften von Olympia. Olympia. Die Ergebnisse der von dem deutschen Reich veranstalteten Ausgrabung. Edited by Ernst Curtius and Friedrich Adler, vol. 5. Berlin, no. 630 and 631. Hanson, P. A. Carmina Epigrapahica Graeca saeculi VIII–V a. Chr. n. Berlin, 1983, 380. Hill, G. F., R. Meiggs, and A. Andrewes. 1962. Sources for Greek History between the Persian and Peloponnesian Wars. Oxford, 320, no. 100 Jeffery, Lilian H. 1961. The Local Scripts of Archaic Greece. Oxford = Jeffery, Lilian H., and A. W. Johnston. 1990. The Local Scripts of Archaic Greece. Revised edition with a supplement. Oxford, 160–61, 169 no. 19, 211, and 215 no. 20. Roberts, Ernest S. 1887. An Introduction to Greek Epigraphy Part 1. Cambridge, 114–15, nos. 80–81, 277. Available on Google

Artifact History

Archaeological Data N/A
Credit Line/Dedication N/A
Reproduction yes
Reproduction Information Original marble of all three inscriptions on the base is in the Olympia Museum, nos. 23, 28; 30, 12. Produced by Berlin Museum staff from casts made at Olympia, Greece along with other casts as well as a selection of duplicate artifacts from the German excavations. The right 1/3 of the inscription is on the cast of 1900.11.0100.

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