Horologion Aerides: Tower of the Winds Boreas Detail (Athens, Greece)

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Title

Horologion Aerides: Tower of the Winds Boreas Detail (Athens, Greece)

Subject

Tower of the Winds (Athens, Greece)
Horologion of Andronicus of Cyrrhus (Athens, Greece)
Boreas (Greek deity)
Athens (Greece)
Roman Forum (Athens, Greece)
Greek relief (Sculpture)

Description

The Horologion Aerides, or, The Tower of the Winds was built by the Macedonian scholar, Andronicus of Cyrrhus, in 50 BCE. The structure acted as one of the central timepieces (i.e. a water-clock) for Athens in the first century BCE. It was constructed in the heart of the forum built by the Romans after their conquest and subsequent control of mainland Greece. The tower gets its name from the bas-relief sculptures circling its highest point, which depict the personified deities of the winds.

This photograph depicts the bas-relief sculpture of Boreas, the Greek personification of the North Wind.

Creator

Proctor, Christopher

Date

08-June-2007

Rights

Noncommercial Reuse: The author of this work gives permission for this digital image to be reused
without modification for research and educative endeavors. Please cite the digital resource according to the convention provided by Omeka.

Format

image/jpg
529 KB
1280 x 960 pixels
72 PPI

Language

EnglishS

Type

Still Image

Identifier

CG0042

Coverage

Attikē (Greece)
50 BCE - Present

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