Athens: Tower of the Winds

Department Archive
Collection BSA SPHS Image Collection
Reference No. BSA SPHS 01/0043.0389
Level Item
Description Glass negative, quarter plate size, a copy negative taken from a photographic print
Dimensions 10.5 x 8 cm
Place Tower of the Winds
Athens Roman Agora
Dates Latest 1899
Donor/Creator Harrison, Miss Jane Ellen
Scope and Content The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Athens: Tower of Winds".
Notes Latest date based on the mention of Miss Jane Harrison's negatives added to the collection in the 1899 volume of the Journal of Hellenic Studies (p. xxxv in 'Proceedings of the Society for the Promotion of Hellenic Studies. Session 1898-99' The Journal of Hellenic Studies, Vol. 19 (1899), pp. xxxiii-xliv). Printed below the print is "Temple d' Eole" on photograph. Below the print is the cropped partial caption: "... Athens. There were sundials outside and a water [clock] supplied from the [...] aqueduct along which the water was raised is visible behind it to the left. The [...] the East Wind [shaking] flowers & fruit out of his cloak (2) centre Kaekias the N.E. [...] Borea the N. Wind an old man [...] cloak. The tower is mentioned by [...] as exiting & must have been built in the 1st cent. B.C. The North East [...] is visible above to the left. Possibly from a commercial set.
Reference 1904 JHS 24: Catalogue of Slides. xcvii.SPHS 389. Link to article
1913 JHS 33: Catalogue of Slides. 37.SPHS 389. Link to article
1913 JHS 33: Slide Lists. 146.SPHS 389. Link to article