Aegeus Society For Aegean Prehistory


12 March 2012

A late Geometric architectural model with figure decoration from ancient Helike, Achaea

Anastasia Gadolou The Annual of the British School at Athens 106 (2011): 247-273


The terracotta model presented in this article depicts the roof of a small temple or naiskos. It was discovered during the excavation of a Late Geometric apsidal temple, probably dedicated to Poseidon Heliconius, at Nikoleika near Aegion. An account of the excavation can be found in the article by Erophile Kolia in this volume (BSA 106 [2011]: 201-246). The present article focuses on interpretation and analysis of the model in the context of the religious, social and political life of Achaea during the second half of the eighth century BC.


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