- From Latin nymphēum. (Wiktionary)
“What is most striking about the nymphaeum is the fact that most of its original statuary seems to be present, collapsed inside the water basin.”
“A visitor may walk behind the water through the rusticated arcade of the concave nymphaeum, which is peopled by marble nymphas.”
“Besides the 4 m tall hero occupying the Northwest Heroon (hero shrine) and the twice-life size statues of Dionysos from the mid-Antonine nymphaeum (fountain house) on the Upper Agora, there is a 5 m tall Apollo statue from the late Hadrianic nymphaeum above the city's Lower Agora.”
“The buildings of major importance include the theater, octagonus, monumental gate, nymphaeum and the necropolis.”
“Hadrian's connection to the city was also signaled by a gilded statue of Hadrian, possibly erected in ca. A.D. 129-132, housed in the nymphaeum along the major E-W street connecting the Baths with the Apollo Klarios Temple (which at the time of the construction of the Baths still also housed the Imperial cult).”
“The newly-discovered Lupercal appears to comprise a natural grotto enlarged by construction to give it the form of a nymphaeum measuring some 9 meters tall and some 7.5 meters in diameter.”
“A water channel runs right down the center of the street from the base of the acropolis, where a large nymphaeum was kept full by the water god Kestros.”
“There was an elaborate fountain or nymphaeum and a large Roman theater, where carvings of comedy and tragedy masks are still visible on randomly-scattered chunks of ruin.”
“Nevertheless, some extraordinary properties are going to come on the market, including a well- preserved 2,000-year-old nymphaeum shrine of the nymphs in central Rome or the Auditorium of Mecenate, which was once the property of the Emperor Tiberius, a former convent and an ex-monastery, various disused barracks and some thundering 19th-century public buildings.”
“Preparation of the final anastylosis of the Antonine nymphaeum on the Upper Agora continued.”
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