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design material: marble of Penteli (from the same marble built Acropolis of Athens)
dimensions:H. 7,8 L.14 letter H. 1
edition year: 2016
prototype year: 2nd c. AD
based on: Athens Museum of ancient Agora
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inscribed votive relief
2nd c. AD
from Sanctuary of Zeus Hypsistos on the Pnyx Hill. Athens Museum of ancient Agora. Pentelic marbl
Two female breasts are depicted in relief between the two lines of an incised inscription:
Διονυσία Ὑψίστῳ / εὐχὴν
The sanctuary of Zeus Hypsistos (most Hight) on the Pnyx was uncovered, during Lord Aberdeen‘s excavations in 1803.
This particular relief comes from that excavation period, discovered in a newer fill approximately 20m. North of sanctuary.
It is impossible to determine the nature of the disorders from the depiction, since similar reliefs with female body parts were also frequently dedicated to deties that protected pregnancy, childbirth and lactation
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