View of Treasury in the Heraion from S, looking N, Foce del Sele

Context: Foce del Sele
Type: Treasury
Summary: Treasury building attributed to the Sybarites.
Date: 570 BC - 550 BC
Period: Archaic


Plan:

The remains of the naos are the end wall to the west and the long walls to a maximum height of four courses. There is no trace of a pronaos or a wall between pronaos and naos. Reconstruction remains largely hypothetical.

Date Description:

On the basis of material discovered within the foundation of the building, and from a stylistic examination of the reliefs, the metopes are dated to ca. 570 B.C.

History:

The erection of the treasury has been attributed to the Sybarites, and its incompleteness to the destruction of their city.

Other Notes:

Of thirty-eight metopes belonging to the treasury, three are illegible.

Sources Used:

PECS, 332-3

Other Bibliography:

P.Z. Montuoro and U.Z. Bianco, Heraion all foce del Sele I-II (1951-54); P.Z. Montuoro in Atti e memorie della Società Magna Grecia, NS 2 (1958) 8ff; 3 (1960) 69ff; 5 (1965) 57ff; 6-7 (1965-66) 24ff; 8 (1967) 7ff; S. Stucci in Annuario della Scuola archeologica italiana di Atene, NS 14-16 (1952-54) 41ff.