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Votive Inscription by Archinos in the Sanctuary of Oropos

Maria Barbara Savo    Università dell'Aquila    



Pentelic marble table with a brief dedicatory inscription of a patient, Archinos, found in the Amphiaraos sanctuary in Oropos during the excavations of Leonardos. The pinax, in relief, shows three significant moments of the postulant’s stay in the shrine. The narration begins on the left, where Amphiaraos is represented (with greater size if compared to the patient) intent to intervene with an instrument on Archinos’ right shoulder. Below is a scene of enkoimeterion, where Archinos, lying on a kline, is overhung by the sacred snake and touched on the right shoulder. The third image of the patient represents him at the right end of the pinax and seems to be looking and pointing at the votive table on the stele with his right hand: it is an offer as a sign of gratitude to the god.

Keywords: Anfiarao. Oropo. Leonardos. Archino. Enkoimeterion.

Language: it

Submitted: Feb. 26, 2019
Accepted: April 25, 2019
Published: June 28, 2019

permalink: http://doi.org/10.30687/Axon/2532-6848/2019/01/007

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