Identification
ID in this catalogue WCO 13
Type Outflow water clock 
Current Location

Lost since WW2

Catalogue Numbers ÄM 19556 
Provenance

Rome, Hadrianic ruins.

Porter & Moss (1952) vol. VII, pp.415-6 states "Black granite waterclock (unfinished), with scenes of a King before divinities, 3rd century B.C., found in ruins, temp. Hadrian, in Vigna Bonelli, outside Porta Portese, in Berlin Mus. 19556 (bought in Venice)..." and continues to list a bibliography up to 1936.

Date Ptolemaic, reused in the time of Hadrian (AD 117-138) 
Dimensions Unknown 
Material Black Granite

Condition

Unfinished 
Publications

Visconti (1860)

Wiedemann (1901)

Schäfer (1910)

Borchardt (1920)

Porter and Moss (1960) 

Roullet (1972)  

Long (1987)

Content
External registers Single Register 
External upper band of text Not filled
External lower band(s) of text Not filled
Exterior Astronomical Diagram No
Rim Unknown
Interior markings Unknown 
Other features  
Notes

The position of the spout seems unusually high. A baboon-shaped protruberence sits above it. Above that, as part of the decoration, a falcon wearing a double crown is visible with a sun-disc above. The photographs in Roullet seem to show a possible additional outlet (or some kind of intrusive addition) almost opposite the baboon's position and somewhat lower.
The vessel seems to have been reconstructed from several fragments and it is unclear whether all the visible fragments were original (the decoration stops at fracture lines, suggesting that some "fragments" were in fact total restorations of material).

See also the entry in: Schomberg, A., Berlin Waterclock Project, ID 22 Berlin 19556, 2019, Edition Topoi, DOI: 10.17171/2-10-15

Images

 See Roullet (1972) for photos of the exterior.

 

Identification
ID in this catalogue WCO 14
Type Outflow water clock 
Current Location

Museo Archeologico, Florence

Catalogue Numbers 2613
Provenance Unknown
Date Roman or Early Hellenistic Period 
Dimensions Height approximately 20 cm 
Material Granite

Condition

Fragmented piece
Publications

Borchardt (1920)  

Long (1987)

Content
External registers Single Register 
External upper band of text Not present
External lower band(s) of text Yes, two present
Exterior Astronomical Diagram Unknown 
Rim Unknown
Interior markings Yes, a grid rather than columns of dots
Other features  
Notes

See also the entry in: Schomberg, A., Berlin Waterclock Project, ID 36 Florence 2613, 2019, Edition Topoi, DOI: 10.17171/2-10-30 (Berlin cast of this object is ID 9.)

Images

 Black and white small image of exterior and interior here: https://archive.griffith.ox.ac.uk/index.php/petrie-3-1-413

 

Identification
ID in this catalogue WCO 15
Type Outflow water clock 
Current Location Greco-Roman Museum, Alexandria
Catalogue Numbers P.9161
Provenance Serapeum at Alexandria 
Date Macedonian period or Reign of Ptolemy III 
Dimensions

Height 8 cm; width 12 cm

Material Granodiorite 

Condition

Fragmented Piece  
Publications

Rowe and Drioton (1946)  

Montet (1957)

Content
External registers  Unknown
External upper band of text  Missing
External lower band(s) of text  Yes
Exterior Astronomical Diagram  Probably not
Rim  Missing
Interior markings  Yes
Other features  
Notes

This is ID 21 in the Berlin Waterclocks Project database. DOI: 10.17171/2-10-14

Images

See Rowe and Drioton (1946) for a line drawing.

 

Identification
ID in this catalogue WCO 16
Type Outflow water clock 
Current Location

Museo Egizio, Turin

Catalogue Numbers S. 3524 
Provenance Heliopolis 
Date Macedonian period 
Dimensions

Height 15 cm; width 6 cm; thickness: 4 cm 

Material Greywacke 

Condition

Fragmented Piece 
Publications

Lodomez (2007)

Langmann et al. (1984)

Content
External registers Single Register 
External upper band of text Unknown
External lower band(s) of text Unknown
Exterior Astronomical Diagram Unknown
Rim Band of stars 
Interior markings Unknown 
Other features  
Notes

It is not clear from photographs whether this fragment is part of a conical vessel (the normal shape for outflow waterclocks). It looks like a more bulbous shape, which would be anomalous.

This fragment is not included in the Berlin Waterclock Project database at present (2021).

Images

The object is not included in the Museum's online database at present (2021).