The currently analysed Corinthian cornices belong to the propylon of a long portico along the east side of the North Agora at Hierapolis in Phrygia (Turkey). The propylon was built on the top of a huge staircase, as a three arched entrance, in the middle of the 2nd century AD, as the whole monumental complex. An extensive collection of carved motifs characterizes the cornices, decorating their coﬀers: ﬂowers, fuits, branches and leaves, animals, kantharoi, and gladiators. It seems conceivable they were not vague decorations, but rather precise patterns in accordance with the functions of the monumental entrance, the portico, and the huge square as well.
|Translated title of the contribution||[Autom. eng. transl.] Images in the drawers of some frames from Hierapolis of Phrygia: evocations or stereotypical figures?|
|Number of pages||20|
|Publication status||Published - 2020|
- Hierapolis di Phrygia
- Hierapolis in Phrygia