Drawing of a bird


Description of Drawing (English): bird
Findspot: Smyrna, Basilica (Agora.1)
Drawing Category: Animals
Writing Style: Graffito/incised
  • Graffito Height: 4
  • Graffito Length: 5
Bibliography: Bagnall, R. S. et al., Graffiti from the Basilica in the Agora of Smyrna (2016): 369.
Commentary: Graffito located on the western face of Pier A73. It represents a very crude depiction of a bird, possibly a duck or a goose. Notable are the very long and curved neck, the long beak, the short body, and the tail made with multiple incisions, possibly symbolizing the bird’s feathers. The bird’s tarsi are long and straight, and the triangular feet terminate in three toes.
Suggested Citation: AGP-SMYDP0731, The Ancient Graffiti Project, <http://ancientgraffiti.org/Graffiti/graffito/AGP-SMYDP0731> [accessed: 21 Apr 2024]

Editor: Roger S. Bagnall

Principal Contributor: Roger S. Bagnall

Last Revision: 2016-10-03