Sikyona fountain, “Megali” or “Palia Vrysh”

Sikyona fountains (“Megali” or “Palia Vrysh” and “Mikri Vrysi”)

The Megali Vrysi is found along the steep cliff, at the gully which opens under the plateau of Agia Traida byzantine church. The 6,00 m long fountain is equipped with five marble spouts. The central wall of the fountain, 1,90 m high, presents four small niches, (26~28 cmx40cm), crowned by ogee arches, a typical profile traced also in other Ottoman fountains of the area. The upper level of the façade is partially crowned by a marble architrave, though 2/3 of this architectural element are missing.

It may be deducted, that the rectangular niche, framed in both sides by white marble slab, may have enclosed a dedicatory epigraph.

Ancient Sikyona (Vasiliko) “Mikri Vrysi” (Small Fountain)




 Sources

Lolos Y., “Land of Sikyon: Archaeology and History of a Greek City-State”, Hesperia Supplement 39, Princeton:  American School of Classical Studies at Athens, 2011. 

Eleni I. Kanetaki


The Sikyon Megali Vrisi (Big Fountain, by I. Lolos)

 

The Megali Vrysi (fountain) as surveyed a few years ago (http://www.sikyon.com/Sicyon/Views/sikyon_vgr02a.html)

The Sikyona creek, the formerly exisitng Megali  (or Palia) Vrysh remains hidden behind the bushes.

The remains of the Megali Vrysi (Spring 2015).

The Megali Vrysi architectural survey facade and ground floor plan (Kanetaki E., 2015)


 


 


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