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Tower of the Winds (Horologion of Andronikos Kyrrhestes), Roman Agora, Athens: close-up of the marble freize that runs around the top of the tower

RIBA Ref No RIBA15870
Artist/PhotographerSmith, Edwin (1912-1971)
CountryGreece
CityAthens
Subject Date-49
Image Date1952
ViewExterior
StyleGreek
MediumPhotoprint
Library ReferenceESP/GRE/3 (ES1861.2)
OrientationLandscape
Colour InfoBlack and white
CreditEdwin Smith / RIBA Collections
SubjectMarble ; Sundials ; Friezes ; Decorative stonework ; Towers ; Ruins
NOTES: This octagonal tower dates from the 1st century BC and was originally the 'Horolgion of Andronykos Kyrrhestes'. It served as a water clock until the 6th century. The sides of the tower indicate the eight points of the Athenian compass, and the eight winds associated with these points are represented allegorically on the marble frieze that runs around the tower.
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