Plan, Eleusis, Kallichoron Well

Well head, Eleusis, Kallichoron Well

Detail of well head, Eleusis, Kallichoron Well

Context: Eleusis
Type: Well
Summary: Circular well; near the eastern corner of the Greater Propylon.
Date: ca. 600 BC - ca. 500 BC
Region: Attica
Period: Archaic


This is the well around which dances to Demeter and Kore were once performed, hence the name meaning Well of the Fair Dances.

Other Bibliography:

Loukopoulos 1973, 59; Rossiter 1981, 193