IRCyr   Inscriptions of Roman Cyrenaica

C.25. Caption for a statue of Klio

Description: One of a group of six marble bases for statues of the Muses, inscribed with C.24, C.25, C.26, C.27, C.28, C.29; a seventh is uninscribed. Rectangular base, unmoulded, (w: 0.37 x h: 0.09 x d: 0.34) carrying a statue of a muse complete except for the head and right hand.
Text: Inscribed on the base.
Letters: Second to third centuries; atypical at Cyrene and possibly cut elsewhere; 0.04; rubricated.

Date: Second to third centuries CE

Findspot: Cyrene: Theatre 2; found between 1962 and 1966.
Original location: Unknown
Last recorded location: Cyrene Museum





English translation

Translation by: Charlotte Roueché



For the statues see Menozzi, art.cit. For another group of Muses, see on C.60. The context of both sets was probably connected with the Gymnasium.

Bibliography: Menozzi, 1998, whence Dobias-Lalou, Bulletin Épigraphique, 1999.611, SEG 48.2062
Text constituted from: Transcription (Reynolds).


   Fig. 1. Statue, with inscription on plinth (Reynolds VIII.32)

   Fig. 2. Statue, front (2008, H.Walda)

   Fig. 3. Plinth (2008, H.Walda)