Title: Octagon from Ephesus
WorkType: tombs
Identifier: olvwork357798
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Octagon from Ephesus
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Title:  Octagon from Ephesus
Alternate Title: Heroon of Arsinoe
Work Type:  tombs
Date:  -50--20
Description:  Reconstruction of eight sided tomb with coffered ceiling. Corinthian columns support a triple-fascia architave; the cella is crowned with a frieze of garlands and bucrania.
Dimensions:  Height: 565 cm
Associated Name:  Arsinoe IV (d. 41 BC), associated name
Topics:  capitals; entablatures; octagons; reliefs; friezes (entablature components); architraves; cellae; bucrania; festoons; coffered ceilings; acanthus; columns (architectural elements); memorials; monuments; heroa
Style/Period:  Corinthian; Hellenistic; Greco-Egyptian
Nationality/Culture:  Greco-Roman
Materials/Techniques:  marble
Note:  Citation/references: Thür, H. ?The Processional Way in Ephesos as a Place of Cult and Burial,? in Ephesos, Metropolis of Asia: An Interdisciplinary Approach to its Archaeology, Religion, and Culture, edited by Helmut Koester (Valley Forge, PA: Trinity Press International, 1995).
Location:  former site: Octagon, Ephesus, Turkey
Repository:  Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Vienna, Austria
AS Inv. No. I 1633 A-M

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Title:  Reconstruction of octagon in Vienna's Ephesus-Museum
Creator:  Koester, Helmut (1926-), photographer
Associated Name:  Research Team for New Testament and Archaeology (1970-)
Note:  Note-General: 35mm slide
Repository:  Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Harvard Divinity School
Record Identifier: olvwork357798

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