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.
Mended from two pieces; all of the bottom, and the nozzle, missing. Fragmentary.The rim slopes upward slightly toward the central opening, which is surrounded by a raised ring. The start of the horizontal handle preserved.Black glaze on the raised ring, and for a band on the top, outside it; and at the handle. The rest of the surface covered with transparent glaze wash.Type V (first variety) of Corinth collection, type 20 of Agora collection.
Mended from three pieces; most of the left side; part of the bottom, the tip of the nozzle, and the vertical handle missing.Shape comparable to type IV of Corinth collection: flat bottom; sides curving in slightly at the top. The top of the nozzle rounded.Unglazed. Handmade.Bright pink clay, with yellow-buff surface, pared.Type I of Corinth collection, type 15 of Agora collection.ADDENDA Small non-joining fragment in drawer.
The nozzle, part of the side wall, and of the bottom with a very low raised base, preserved.The nozzle projects well out beyond the rim, and the large wick hole does not in any way encroach upon it.Red glaze, considerably chipped.Type IV (?) of Corinth collection, type 21 variant of Agora collection.Cf. L 5036.
One piece preserves the cone and a part of the rim; the other a small piece of the rim and the edge of the wick hole.The rim slopes inward sharply; it does not project on the outside. The wick hole extended about half way across the rim.Black glaze, rather dull, on top of rim, central part of bottom, and outside of cone. The bottom and outside of the lamp unglazed; traces of a transparent wash.Type III (plain variety) of Corinth collection, type 19B of Agora collection.
Mended from three pieces; part of the bottom, and most of the left side missing. Fragmentary.Horizontal rim, with the wick hole projecting well into it.Dull black glaze, on nozzle, rim, and inside. Thinned glazed wash, dark brown, on the outside.Clay fired gray.Type II of Corinth collection, type 16B of Agora collection.ADDENDA Restored in plaster.
The larger piece mended from three. Nearly all the rim preserved; the end and the right side of the nozzle missing, and all the bottom of the lamp. Nothing of the lower lamp preserved.Broad rim, sloping inward slightly, the wick hole encroaching on it only slightly. Indication of the attachment of a horizontal (?) band handle remains near the back of the larger piece. The other attachment would fall apparently at the point where the rim is missing.Brownish-black to black glaze on the inside, and…
One fragment from the back, with part of the rim, bottom and side, and the start of a horizontal handle.The other fragment, mended from two pieces, has a bit of the rim and side, with a trace of the start of the nozzle.No base; the body shallow, the rim flat on top and sloping upward slightly.Best velvety glaze on the top of the rim, the outside of the handle, and inside over all. On the outside, thin orange wash.Type IV (early 5th. century group) of Corinth collection, type 21A of Agora collect…
A part of the left side, with stubs of a horizontal handle, preserved.The rim projects on the inside slightly, as in lamps of type II, but it curves downward sharply around the central opening, as in lamps of type IV. No base; the plain bottom rises slightly toward the center.Glazed all over, save for the center of the bottom, and the under side of the rim. Black glaze, slightly peeled.Type II (?) of Corinth collection, type 16 of Agora collection.ADDENDA Another fragment added from sherds.Cf. L…
Mended from sevearl pieces; bits missing from the bottom.No base; the bottom rises in the middle. No handle.Black glaze on the rim, the nozzle, and the inside of the body; orange wash on the bottom and sides. On the rim, an irregular band where the glaze runs thin.Type II of Corinth collection, type 16B of Agora collection.
Mended from three pieces. None of the rim preserved, and only a trace of the start of the nozzle.Neat ring base reserved on resting surface and inside, with three small concentric circles of glaze at the center, and a pink wash over the reserved parts. Inside of handle, and handle space also reserved.Black glaze on the outside, and also on the inside except for the space just below the rim.Type IV (?) of Corinth collection, type 19 variants of Agora collection.
The nozzle, and part of the right side preserved; the outer wall, for the lower body, broken off at about the level of the bottom of the upper body, here preserved.A raised ring around the filling hole, and the outer edge of the rim, the space between reserved, washed with pink. On nozzle, raised rings, and inside, glazed dull black, mottled with red. On the outside of the body, orange wash. The bottom unglazed.Type II of Corinth collection, type 18 of Agora collection.
Mended from three pieces; most of the wall missing, and none of the inner edge of the rim preserved.The bottom rises to a central point, inside. Neat ring foot; a reserved line at its junction with the body; the resting surface reserved, and reserved concentric circles on the space inside. Otherwise glazed all over, save for the under side of the rim.Best lustrous glaze.Type 21 variant of Agora collection.
Mended from two pieces; a third does not join. Most of the right side of the body preserved, with the start of the handle at the back. Only the start of the rim preserved.Flat raised base, pierced with a small cylindrical opening. The projection inside is thickened round the top. The rim does not project beyond the body.The under side of the base, and the handle space, reserved, and rubbed with pink; the inside unglazed under the rim. Otherwise glazed all over, black, fired a greenish gray.Type …
Fragment of lamp Type IV with central cone.Mended from two pieces; none of the rim preserved, but the cone complete. Best black glaze.Reserved, the inside of the foot and cone, and a narrow line around the top of the foot.Type 22 variant of the Agora collection.
Nozzle and part of rim and body preserved.Broad, inward sloping rim preserved, with the start of the horizontal band handle, on the left side. Nozzle flat on top.Good black glaze, inside and out; much chipped.Type VI (early 4th. century variety) of Corinth collection, type 23A of Agora collection.
Nozzle and handle, and about half of wall missing; otherwise a single fragment.Sides set off from flat bottom by groove. Stubs of horizontal handle preserved.Thin black glaze inside and out, much worn, and practically all gone from the bottom.Pink clay, turned grayish in places.Type IV of Corinth collection, type 21C of Agora collection.
A single fragment, preserving part of the filling hole and part of the nozzle. End of nozzle broken away.Black glaze, rather discolored, on top, inside and out. Groove about filling hole reserved. Wheel made.Pink clay, now gray.Type IX (clamshell variety) of Corinth collection, type 29A of Agora collection.
Nozzle with graffito on top.About half the nozzle is preserved with one and a half letters scratched through the glaze.Good glaze, chipped.Type 25B of Agora collection and type VII of Corinth collection.Cf. Agora IV, pp. 72-74, nos. 301-317, pls. 10, 23, 38. Corinth IV, ii, pp. 45-46, nos. 114-136, pl. III.ADDENDA:The nozzle is preserved with bit of adjacent rim. The letters which are scratched are: Δ Ε.
Only part of the nozzle, heavily burned, is preserved. Coarse micaceous clay, unglazed.Type 2B of Agora collection.
The vertical handle, and the raised edge around the top missing.Two small holes by the nozzle. Inscribed in relief underneath.Type XVIII of Corinth collection, type 52C of Agora collection.Cf. L 4127, L 3307.