6708 results

About the BSA SPHS Image Collection

The SPHS photographic collection was amassed by The Society for the Promotion of Hellenic Studies between 1891 and 1967 through the donation of images. It contained negatives, both glass and film in a variety of sizes, photographic prints and glass lantern slides. It contains both original and copy negatives. Index cards with small contact prints served as finding aids for the collection. It was designed as an image reference collection where images could be duplicated as either prints or slides and sold or lent to members.

The BSA SPHS Collection is part of the original SPHS photographic collection, selected by donors who were associated with the BSA or images of topographic interest, particularly in areas the BSA was known to have worked. The remainder of the extant SPHS collection went to the Hellenic Literary and Historical Archives (MIET-ELIA) in Athens. Documentation for this collection consists of 5 Negative registers (held in the SPHS offices in London), the published catalogues or accession lists of lantern slides in The Journal of Hellenic Studies, the Minute Book December 1949-January 1983 for the Photographic and Filmstrip Committee of the SPHS (held in the SPHS Library in London) and information contained on extant index cards.

Sparta: Part of the Roman stage and front of the theatre, showing the paving of the orchestra [BSA SPHS 02/1/8141.C2519], Sparta: Part of the Roman stage and front of the theatre, showing the paving of the orchestra, 1924

Part of the collection of images, 1924-1927, of the British School at Athens excavations at Sparta, Laconia. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Sparta, 1924, theatre, part of Rom. stage & front, showing paving of orchestra".

Sparta: The E. parodos wall of the theatre showing inscriptions [BSA SPHS 02/1/8142.C2520], Sparta: The E. parodos wall of the theatre showing inscriptions, 1924

Part of the collection of images, 1924-1927, of the British School at Athens excavations at Sparta, Laconia. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Sparta, 1924, theatre, E. Parodos wall showing inscriptions".

Sparta: Part of the interior of the Sanctuary of Athena Chalkioikos with poros blocks [BSA SPHS 02/1/8143.C2522], Sparta: Part of the interior of the Sanctuary of Athena Chalkioikos with poros blocks, 1924

Part of the collection of images, 1924-1927, of the British School at Athens excavations at Sparta, Laconia. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Sparta, 1924, acropolis, part of interior of Sanctuary with Poros blocks".

Sparta: Marble seat in the theatre with horsemen reliefs [BSA SPHS 02/1/8144.C2523], Sparta: Marble seat in the theatre with horsemen reliefs, 1924

Part of the collection of images, 1924-1927, of the British School at Athens excavations at Sparta, Laconia. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Sparta, 1924, marble seat with horsemen reliefs".

Sparta: Marble slab with incised drawings of a ship and an inscription found in the wall of the Hyposcenium of the Theatre [BSA SPHS 02/1/8145.C2524], Sparta: Marble slab with incised drawings of a ship and an inscription found in the wall of the Hyposcenium of the Theatre, 1924

Part of the collection of images, 1924-1927, of the British School at Athens excavations at Sparta, Laconia. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Sparta, 1924, marble slab with incised drawings of ship & inscriptions".

Sparta: Marble slab with incised drawings of dancing men and an inscription, found in a stream N. of the Acropolis [BSA SPHS 02/1/8146.C2525], Sparta: Marble slab with incised drawings of dancing men and an inscription, found in a stream N. of the Acropolis, 1924

Part of the collection of images, 1924-1927, of the British School at Athens excavations at Sparta, Laconia. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Sparta, 1924, marble slab with incised drawings of dancing men & insc.".

Sparta: Inscription on a stele with a dedication from the Acropolis [BSA SPHS 02/1/8147.C2526], Sparta: Inscription on a stele with a dedication from the Acropolis, 1924

Part of the collection of images, 1924-1927, of the British School at Athens excavations at Sparta, Laconia. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Sparta, 1924, Inscription from Acropolis with dedication".

Sparta: Looking W. across the front of the Roman stage of the theatre [BSA SPHS 02/1/8148.C2527], Sparta: Looking W. across the front of the Roman stage of the theatre, 1924

Part of the collection of images, 1924-1927, of the British School at Athens excavations at Sparta, Laconia. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Sparta, 1924, theatre looking W across front of Roman stage".

Sparta: W. end of the theatre stage with bases for pair of columns [BSA SPHS 02/1/8149.C2708], Sparta: W. end of the theatre stage with bases for pair of columns, 1926

Part of the collection of images, 1924-1927, of the British School at Athens excavations at Sparta, Laconia. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Sparta, 1926. Theatre. W end of stage, with bases for W pair of columns".

Sparta: Inscribed wall of the E. parodos wall and two levels of paving in front [BSA SPHS 02/1/8150.C2709], Sparta: Inscribed wall of the E. parodos wall and two levels of paving in front, 1926

Part of the collection of images, 1924-1927, of the British School at Athens excavations at Sparta, Laconia. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Sparta, 1926. Theatre. E Prodos, inscribed wall on R, and two levels of paving in front".

Sparta: W. parodos of the theate with foundations of possible colonnade in front [BSA SPHS 02/1/8151.C2710], Sparta: W. parodos of the theate with foundations of possible colonnade in front, 1926

Part of the collection of images, 1924-1927, of the British School at Athens excavations at Sparta, Laconia. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Sparta, 1926. Theatre. W Parodos, foundations (of colonnade?) in front of wall".

Sparta: Cemtral doorway from behind of the Scenae Frons of the theatre with the filling removed [BSA SPHS 02/1/8152.C2711], Sparta: Cemtral doorway from behind of the Scenae Frons of the theatre with the filling removed, 1926

Part of the collection of images, 1924-1927, of the British School at Athens excavations at Sparta, Laconia. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Sparta, 1926. Theatre. Scenae Frons, central doorway from behind, with filling removed".

Sparta: Bastion of E. outer stairs of the theatre with retaining wall above [BSA SPHS 02/1/8153.C2712], Sparta: Bastion of E. outer stairs of the theatre with retaining wall above, 1926

Part of the collection of images, 1924-1927, of the British School at Athens excavations at Sparta, Laconia. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Sparta, 1926. Theatre. Bastion of E outer stairs, and retaining wall above".

Sparta: Bastion of E. outer stairs of the theatre with retaining wall above [BSA SPHS 02/1/8154.C2713], Sparta: Bastion of E. outer stairs of the theatre with retaining wall above, 1926

Part of the collection of images, 1924-1927, of the British School at Athens excavations at Sparta, Laconia. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Sparta, 1926. Theatre. Bastion of E outer stairs, and retaining wall above - camera slightly raised".

Sparta: fragment of a Hero Relief from the Theatre [BSA SPHS 02/1/8155.C2714], Sparta: fragment of a Hero Relief from the Theatre, 1926

Part of the collection of images, 1924-1927, of the British School at Athens excavations at Sparta, Laconia. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Sparta, 1926. Theatre. Fragment of early Itero-relief, women seated to L".

Sparta Draped female figure, Roman imperial age, found in the theatre [BSA SPHS 02/1/8160.C2717], Sparta Draped female figure, Roman imperial age, found in the theatre, 1926

Part of the collection of images, 1924-1927, of the British School at Athens excavations at Sparta, Laconia. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Sparta, 1926. Theatre. Draped female statue (headless) or Roman Imperial age (1926)".

Sparta: Marble male portrait head of Late Roman Age from the Theatre [BSA SPHS 02/1/8161.C2718], Sparta: Marble male portrait head of Late Roman Age from the Theatre, 1926

Part of the collection of images, 1924-1927, of the British School at Athens excavations at Sparta, Laconia. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Sparta, 1926. Theatre. Marble male portrait-head of 3rd cent. after Christ (1926)".

Sparta: Marble male portrait head of Late Roman Age from the Theatre [BSA SPHS 02/1/8162.C2719], Sparta: Marble male portrait head of Late Roman Age from the Theatre, 1926

Part of the collection of images, 1924-1927, of the British School at Athens excavations at Sparta, Laconia. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Sparta, 1926. Theatre. Marble male portrait-head of 3rd cent. after Christ, much damaged".

Sparta: Byzantine Capital found at the theatre, side (c) with boar? and kid [BSA SPHS 02/1/8163.C2722], Sparta: Byzantine Capital found at the theatre, side (c) with boar? and kid, 1926

Part of the collection of images, 1924-1927, of the British School at Athens excavations at Sparta, Laconia. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Sparta, 1926. Theatre. Byzantine capital (used as basin) (c): boar? and kid".

Sparta: Moulded pithos with chariots in relief from the back of the theatre stage [BSA SPHS 02/1/8164.C2725], Sparta: Moulded pithos with chariots in relief from the back of the theatre stage, 1926

Part of the collection of images, 1924-1927, of the British School at Athens excavations at Sparta, Laconia. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Sparta, 1926. Theatre. Archaic Pithos with chariots in relief, from back of stage".

Sparta: Marble fragment of draped female torso from the Acropolis [BSA SPHS 02/1/8165.C2730], Sparta: Marble fragment of draped female torso from the Acropolis, 1924

Part of the collection of images, 1924-1927, of the British School at Athens excavations at Sparta, Laconia. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Sparta, 1924. Acropolis. Fragment of draped female torso, island marble".

Sparta: Four sided stele from the Acropolis dedicated to Alkana(ia) [BSA SPHS 02/1/8166.C2731], Sparta: Four sided stele from the Acropolis dedicated to Alkana(ia), 1926

Part of the collection of images, 1924-1927, of the British School at Athens excavations at Sparta, Laconia. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Sparta, 1926. Acropolis. Archaic marble stele with lotus ornament, dedicated to Alkana(ia)".

Sparta: Inscribed marble halter from the Acropolis dedicated to Alkana(ia) [BSA SPHS 02/1/8167.C2732], Sparta: Inscribed marble halter from the Acropolis dedicated to Alkana(ia), 1926

Part of the collection of images, 1924-1927, of the British School at Athens excavations at Sparta, Laconia. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Sparta, 1926. Acropolis. Marble Halter with inscription (dedicated to Alkana(ia))".

Sparta: Four fragments of red figure ware including youth in fur cap from the Acropolis [BSA SPHS 02/1/8168.C2737], Sparta: Four fragments of red figure ware including youth in fur cap from the Acropolis, 1924-1925

Part of the collection of images, 1924-1927, of the British School at Athens excavations at Sparta, Laconia. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Sparta, 1924-5. Acropolis. four r.-f. sherds (includes youth in fur cap)".

Sparta: Four red figure krater fragments from the Acropolis [BSA SPHS 02/1/8169.C2738], Sparta: Four red figure krater fragments from the Acropolis, 1925

Part of the collection of images, 1924-1927, of the British School at Athens excavations at Sparta, Laconia. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Sparta, 1925. Acropolis. four r.-f. sherds from a krater".

Sparta: Byzantine clay cup with inscribed crosses from St. Nikon Basilica on the Acropolis [BSA SPHS 02/1/8170.C2739], Sparta: Byzantine clay cup with inscribed crosses from St. Nikon Basilica on the Acropolis, 1925

Part of the collection of images, 1924-1927, of the British School at Athens excavations at Sparta, Laconia. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Sparta, 1925. Acropolis. clay Byzantine cup from Church site, with inscribed crosses".

Sparta: Marble Byzantine relief with bird, lion and cross from the Acropolis [BSA SPHS 02/1/8171.C2740], Sparta: Marble Byzantine relief with bird, lion and cross from the Acropolis, 1925

Part of the collection of images, 1924-1927, of the British School at Athens excavations at Sparta, Laconia. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Sparta, 1925. Acropolis. Marble Byzantine relief, with bird, lion and cross".

Sparta: Limestone replica of Ephesian Artemis found on the surface [BSA SPHS 02/1/8172.C2741], Sparta: Limestone replica of Ephesian Artemis found on the surface, 1925

Part of the collection of images, 1924-1927, of the British School at Athens excavations at Sparta, Laconia. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Sparta, 1925. Fragment of small replica in limestone of Ephesian Artemis (surface find)".

Sparta: Fragment of an Amazonomarchy relief from Byzantine Church (St. Nikon Basilica) on the Acropolis [BSA SPHS 02/1/8173.C2742], Sparta: Fragment of an Amazonomarchy relief from Byzantine Church (St. Nikon Basilica) on the Acropolis, 1925

Part of the collection of images, 1924-1927, of the British School at Athens excavations at Sparta, Laconia. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Sparta, 1925. Acropolis. Fragment of Amazonomachy-relief from Byzantine Church".

Sparta, Sanctuary of Artemis Orthia: Archaic female head in grey marble [BSA SPHS 02/1/8174.C2744], Sparta, Sanctuary of Artemis Orthia: Archaic female head in grey marble, 1907

Part of the collection of images, 1906-1910, of the British School at Athens excavations at Sparta, Laconia. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Sparta, Orltia Site. Archaic female head in grey marble (found in 1908)".

Sparta Museum: Archaic nude male terracotta stauette [BSA SPHS 02/1/8175.C2745], Sparta Museum: Archaic nude male terracotta stauette, Earliest 1906

Part of the collection of images, 1906-1910, of the British School at Athens excavations at Sparta, Laconia. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Sparta, Museum (No. ) part of archaic nude male terracotta statuette".

Sparta: Poros block of S. wall of the Sanctuary of Athena Chalkioikos and partition wall below Roman wall [BSA SPHS 02/1/8176.C2529], Sparta: Poros block of S. wall of the Sanctuary of Athena Chalkioikos and partition wall below Roman wall, 1924

Part of the collection of images, 1924-1927, of the British School at Athens excavations at Sparta, Laconia. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Sparta, 1924, Sanctuary on the Acropolis. Poros block of S wall & partition wall below Rom. wall".

Sparta: General view of stage area of the theatre, looking E. [BSA SPHS 02/1/8177.C2551], Sparta: General view of stage area of the theatre, looking E., 1925

Part of the collection of images, 1924-1927, of the British School at Athens excavations at Sparta, Laconia. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Sparta, 1925. Theatre - general view of stage area, looking E".

Sparta: General view of stage area of the theatre, looking S.E. [BSA SPHS 02/1/8178.C2552], Sparta: General view of stage area of the theatre, looking S.E., 1925

Part of the collection of images, 1924-1927, of the British School at Athens excavations at Sparta, Laconia. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Sparta, 1925. Theatre - general view of stage area, looking SE".

Sparta: S.E. angle of the theatre's partly cleared cavea [BSA SPHS 02/1/8179.C2553], Sparta: S.E. angle of the theatre's partly cleared cavea, 1925

Part of the collection of images, 1924-1927, of the British School at Athens excavations at Sparta, Laconia. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Sparta, 1925. Theatre - SE angle of cavea, partly cleared".

Sparta: S.E. angle of the theatre's cleared cavea with part of the orchestra [BSA SPHS 02/1/8180.C2555], Sparta: S.E. angle of the theatre's cleared cavea with part of the orchestra, 1925

Part of the collection of images, 1924-1927, of the British School at Athens excavations at Sparta, Laconia. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Sparta, 1925. Theatre - SE angle of cavea, cleared, with part of orchestra".

Sparta: Column base of stage front of theatre with Byzantine walls above [BSA SPHS 02/1/8181.C2556], Sparta: Column base of stage front of theatre with Byzantine walls above, 1925

Part of the collection of images, 1924-1927, of the British School at Athens excavations at Sparta, Laconia. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Sparta, 1925. Theatre - Column-base of stage-front, with Byzantine walls above".

Sparta: E. parodos wall of theatre with inscriptions [BSA SPHS 02/1/8182.C2558], Sparta: E. parodos wall of theatre with inscriptions, 1925

Part of the collection of images, 1924-1927, of the British School at Athens excavations at Sparta, Laconia. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Sparta, 1925. Theatre - E Parodos wall with inscriptions".

Sparta: E. end of parodos wall of theatre after cleaning fallen blocks [BSA SPHS 02/1/8183.C2559], Sparta: E. end of parodos wall of theatre after cleaning fallen blocks, 1925

Part of the collection of images, 1924-1927, of the British School at Athens excavations at Sparta, Laconia. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Sparta, 1925. Theatre - E Parodo wall, E end after cleaning fallen blocks".

Sparta: E. end of parodos wall of theatre after cleaning fallen blocks [BSA SPHS 02/1/8184.C2560], Sparta: E. end of parodos wall of theatre after cleaning fallen blocks, 1925

Part of the collection of images, 1924-1927, of the British School at Athens excavations at Sparta, Laconia. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Sparta, 1925. Theatre - E Parodo wall, E end after cleaning fallen blocks".

Sparta: head and torso of a 5th century warrior from the Acropolis, in profile [BSA SPHS 02/1/8185.C2562], Sparta: head and torso of a 5th century warrior from the Acropolis, in profile, 1925

Part of the collection of images, 1924-1927, of the British School at Athens excavations at Sparta, Laconia. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Sparta, 1925. Acropolis. Head and torso of warrior (of 5th century) head in profile".

Sparta: head of a 5th century warrior from the Acropolis, 3/4 face [BSA SPHS 02/1/8186.C2564], Sparta: head of a 5th century warrior from the Acropolis, 3/4 face, 1925

Part of the collection of images, 1924-1927, of the British School at Athens excavations at Sparta, Laconia. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Sparta, 1925. Acropolis. Head and torso of warrior (of 5th century) head 3/4 full face, bust only".

Sparta: head of a 5th century warrior from the Acropolis, full face [BSA SPHS 02/1/8187.C2566], Sparta: head of a 5th century warrior from the Acropolis, full face, 1925

Part of the collection of images, 1924-1927, of the British School at Athens excavations at Sparta, Laconia. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Sparta, 1925. Acropolis. Head and torso of warrior (of 5th century), head only, facing".

Sparta: crest of helmet of warrior from the Acropolis [BSA SPHS 02/1/8188.C2567], Sparta: crest of helmet of warrior from the Acropolis, 1925

Part of the collection of images, 1924-1927, of the British School at Athens excavations at Sparta, Laconia. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Sparta, 1925. Acropolis. Crest of helmet of warrior".

Sparta: crest of helmet of warrior from the Acropolis [BSA SPHS 02/1/8189.C2568], Sparta: crest of helmet of warrior from the Acropolis, 1925

Part of the collection of images, 1924-1927, of the British School at Athens excavations at Sparta, Laconia. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Sparta, 1925. Acropolis. Crest of helmet of warrior (less good [as C 2567])".

Sparta: left leg of warrior from the Acropolis showing snake-headed ornament [BSA SPHS 02/1/8190.C2569], Sparta: left leg of warrior from the Acropolis showing snake-headed ornament, 1925

Part of the collection of images, 1924-1927, of the British School at Athens excavations at Sparta, Laconia. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Sparta, 1925. Acropolis. Left leg of warrior, showing snake-head ornament".

Sparta: left leg of warrior from the Acropolis, back view [BSA SPHS 02/1/8191.C2571], Sparta: left leg of warrior from the Acropolis, back view, 1925

Part of the collection of images, 1924-1927, of the British School at Athens excavations at Sparta, Laconia. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Sparta, 1925. Acropolis. Left leg of warrior, back view (less good [as C 2570])".

Sparta: left leg of warrior from the Acropolis showing snake-headed ornament [BSA SPHS 02/1/8192.C2572], Sparta: left leg of warrior from the Acropolis showing snake-headed ornament, 1925

Part of the collection of images, 1924-1927, of the British School at Athens excavations at Sparta, Laconia. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Sparta, 1925. Acropolis. Left leg of warrior, showing snake-head ornament (almost as C 2669)".

Sparta: left leg of warrior from the Acropolis showing snake-headed ornament and right foot fragment. [BSA SPHS 02/1/8193.C2573], Sparta: left leg of warrior from the Acropolis showing snake-headed ornament and right foot fragment., 1925

Part of the collection of images, 1924-1927, of the British School at Athens excavations at Sparta, Laconia. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Sparta, 1925. Acropolis. Left leg of warrior, and fragment of R. foot".

Sparta: right foot fragment of warrior from the Acropolis and a fragment of a shield [BSA SPHS 02/1/8194.C2574], Sparta: right foot fragment of warrior from the Acropolis and a fragment of a shield, 1925

Part of the collection of images, 1924-1927, of the British School at Athens excavations at Sparta, Laconia. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Sparta, 1925. Acropolis. Fragment of R. foot and of shield".