A Young Dionysos-Satyr Group from Akkale (Rough Cilicia)

Ahmet MÖREL [1]


In this article an iconographic interpretation and stylistic dating are proposed of the head and lower body of a marble statue group found at the Akkale Port settlement, situated on the eastern border of the region of East Rough Cilicia. The area in which the settlement is located is remarkable for its location close to the Lamos (Limonlu) river, which forms the natural border of Eastern Rough Cilicia to the east. The harbour settlement of Akkale is an important location within this region, both economically and strategically. During the cleaning and rescue excavations carried out at the ancient settlement by the Directorate of the Mersin Archaeological Museum and the Archaeology Department of Mersin University some interesting finds were made. A marble head and a torso belonging to a young Dionysos-Satyr sculpture group uncovered during these works constitute the main subject of this study. The lower torso of the statue was found in front of the entrance door of the lighthouse in 2017, while the head was found in 2018 in front of the local inn, close to its entrance door. The sculpture group, which can iconographically be identified as a classicistic variant of the Woburn Abbey type commonly encountered during the Hadrianic and Early Antonine Periods, also sheds light on the status of the polytheistic god in the region of Eastern Rough Cilicia during Late Antiquity.
Rough Cilicia, Akkale, Roman Sculpture
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Primary Language en
Subjects Archaeology
Journal Section Research Article
Authors

Orcid: 0000-0002-3051-9626
Author: Ahmet MÖREL
Institution: SÜLEYMAN DEMİREL ÜNİVERSİTESİ
Country: Turkey


Dates

Publication Date : May 31, 2020

Bibtex @research article { olba736203, journal = {OLBA}, issn = {1301-7667}, eissn = {2687-6558}, address = {Mersin Üniversitesi, Fen-Edebiyat Fakültesi, Arkeoloji Bölümü, 33 342 Çiftlikköy Kampüsü - YENİŞEHİR / MERSİN}, publisher = {Mersin University}, year = {2020}, volume = {XXVIII}, pages = {99 - 114}, doi = {}, title = {A Young Dionysos-Satyr Group from Akkale (Rough Cilicia)}, key = {cite}, author = {Mörel, Ahmet} }
APA Mörel, A . (2020). A Young Dionysos-Satyr Group from Akkale (Rough Cilicia) . OLBA , XXVIII (XXVIII) , 99-114 . Retrieved from https://dergipark.org.tr/en/pub/olba/issue/54285/736203
MLA Mörel, A . "A Young Dionysos-Satyr Group from Akkale (Rough Cilicia)" . OLBA XXVIII (2020 ): 99-114 <https://dergipark.org.tr/en/pub/olba/issue/54285/736203>
Chicago Mörel, A . "A Young Dionysos-Satyr Group from Akkale (Rough Cilicia)". OLBA XXVIII (2020 ): 99-114
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ISNAD Mörel, Ahmet . "A Young Dionysos-Satyr Group from Akkale (Rough Cilicia)". OLBA XXVIII / XXVIII (May 2020): 99-114 .
AMA Mörel A . A Young Dionysos-Satyr Group from Akkale (Rough Cilicia). Yok. 2020; XXVIII(XXVIII): 99-114.
Vancouver Mörel A . A Young Dionysos-Satyr Group from Akkale (Rough Cilicia). OLBA. 2020; XXVIII(XXVIII): 99-114.