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Plan, ceiling plan and transverse section of the Castalian fountain, Delphi. 1. The courtyard before the fountain. 2. The bassin at which the fountain water ended up through a covered conduit. 3. Rock-cut niches for votive offerings. 4. Church of Saint John the Forerunner. This was hte biggest niche around the fountain, and was converted into a chapel under Ottoman rule.
Ancient coins from Zakynthos (1), Abydos (2), Izmir (3), Thyateira (4), Roman coins of emperors Commodus and Caracalla from Patras (5,6), coins from Delphi (7) and Sicyon (8).
Silver stater (ca. 346 - 338 B.C.E.) from Delphi. Obv. Head of Demeter left, wearing grain-ear wreath and veil. Rev. Apollo seated left on omphalos, tripod to left, AMΦIKTIONΩN around.
Comparison of peristyles from several Doric temples, showing the corner triglyph of each structure, in reference to the architectural question known as Doric corner conflict. A: From the remains of temple close to Delphi, possibly the Tempe of Athena Pronaia. B: From temple at Heraclea, Asia Minor. C, D: From the temples at Priene. E: From Halicarnassus. F: From the Doric Stoa of the ancient Agora of Athens, as drawn by Stuart G: From Selinunte, Sicily. H: From Paestum I: From Knidus.
Fig. 1: Plan of the Castalian fountain. Fig. 2: Elevation. The upright grooves in the wall do not admit an easy explanation. Fig. 3: Section. This shews the singular form of the niche. Fig. 4: Architrave of a door in a church at Delphi. Fig. 5: Profile of the seats of the Stadium at Delphi.
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