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Tower of the Winds (Horologion of Andronikos Kyrrhestes), Roman Agora, Athens: the marble frieze

RIBA Ref No RIBA9253
Artist/PhotographerCox, Bernard Hugh (1907?-1986)
CountryGreece
CityAthens
Subject Date-49
Image Date1977
ViewExterior
StyleGreek
Medium35mm Transparency
Library ReferenceGR 272
OrientationLandscape
Colour InfoColour
CreditBernard Cox / RIBA Collections
SubjectMarble ; Sundials ; Decorative stonework ; Friezes ; Towers
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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