Associations in the Greco-Roman World (AGRW)

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[110] Dedication to Zeus Hypsistos for an Association or Village (I BCE-II CE) Kyzikos area [Panormos] - Mysia and the Troad

Kyzikos area [Panormos] (Mysia and the Troad, Asia Minor — Pleiades map), I BCE-II CE
AGRW 110 = GIBM IV 1007 = IMT 1918 = M. Perdrizet, “Reliefs mysiens,” BCH 23 (1899), 592-93 (no. 1 and plate IV) = PHI 289198 = AGRW ID# 537
Copenhagen Inventory info: 1007


Slab of white marble with a triangular top (pediment) and with a three-paneled relief. The top panel depicts Zeus, Artemis and Apollo; the second panel shows a banqueting scene with six male figures; and, the bottom panel portrays four figures, namely a seated figure playing the double-flute, a nude female dancing, a nude dancing figure with a Phrygian cap and percussion instruments, and a man at the wine bowl. Thallos is likely the official of an association (if the chous reading is correct) or of a village (if the chōros reading is correct). The term χοῦς was a somewhat rare word for an association, but do see IKyzikos 26, line 2.

Thallos, eponymous official, dedicated the monument to Zeus Hypsistos (“Highest”) and the association (chous).

Translation by: Harland

Διὶ ὑ|ψίστωι κ(αὶ) | τῷ χῳ {IMT} {τῷ χώρῳ; GIBM} Θάλλος | ἐπώνυμος τὸν | τελαμῶνα ἀπέδωκα.

GIBM IV 1007: Relief from Parnormos, now in the British Museum.
© Philip A. Harland 2012.

GIBM IV 1007
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GIBM IV 1007 = IMT 1918: Facsimile by Marshall (from GIBM).
Public domain.

IMT 1918: Facsimile by A.S. Murray, “Bas-reliefs de Cyzique,” RA (1891) 10.
Public domain.

Item added: November 19, 2011
Item modified: September 22, 2020
ID number: 537
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