Arles Amphitheater (Arles, France) : Detail, depicting one of the Corinthian half columns of the upper storey

Creator:
unknown (Ancient Roman)
Published/Created:
Arles, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
ca. 80 CE
Date Depicted:
8/12/2000
8000 BC - 499 AD
Materials:
stone
Notes:
The arena, which probably succeeded an earlier wooden structure is slightly larger and later than the one at Nimes and by the same architect. It measures 446 x 351 ft. and could seat some 26,000 spectators. The seating is supported on two rows of sixty arches, the lower framed with Doric half columns and the upper with Corintian. The attic storey has disappeared as have most of the internal stairways and galleries, but the remaining galleries are roofed in Greek style with flat stone slabs.
Variant Titles:
Arles Arena
Topics:
Architecture -- Italy -- Roman -- (YVRC)
Culture:
Roman
Accession Number:
1A3-R-F-AA-A7
Genre:
amphitheaters (built works) (AAT)
architecture (AAT)
Format:
Image
Content Type:
Sculptures, Models, & Architecture
Rights:
Copyright Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc
The use of this image may be subject to the copyright law of the United States (Title 17, United States Code) or to site license or other rights management terms and conditions. The person using the image is liable for any infringement.
Access Restrictions:
Yale Community Only
Digital:
architectural exteriors; domestic life; genre; recreation and games; festivals; rulers and leaders; Roman Empire construction buildings; recreation buildings; sports buildings; stadiums column: half column
Source Creator:
Gilchrist, Scott
Source Title:
Archivision Module Three
Source Created:
2878 Chamonix, Montreal QC
Archivision, Inc.
8/12/2000
Source Note:
Purchase, Visual Resources Collection, May, 2011; photographer Scott Gilchrist
Yale Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Digital Collection:
Visual Resources Collection
Local Record Number:
4152
OID:
10159672
PID:
digcoll:1852949