DELOS 'Chapel' of Dionysos - 2008
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École française d'Athènes
‘Chapel’ of Dionysos. J.-C. Moretti and M. Fincker (EfA/CNRS) report on a study of the erroneously-termed ‘Chapel’ of Dionysos (cat. 81 in the Guide de Délos), a monument infamous for the restoration on each side of a base bearing a phallus. Examination of the physical remains and inscriptions associated with the monument lead to its identification as an altar of a type derived from the altar in antis. This was dedicated to Dionysos in the first decades of independence (more precisely, ca. 280 BC) (Fig. 1).
Unpublished field report, École française d'Athènes
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