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This is a view of two of the female figures that were carved into the four projecting pilasters of the Middle Nymphaeum.  On the left, the figure is holding a lyre (compare another lyre from Sagalassos here) and the one on the right is striding right and holds something in her left hand.


I have called this structure the "Middle Nymphaeum," for it sits on the south-facing slope that descends from the Upper to the Lower City.  At its base (lower left) is a major east-west street of Sagalassos.  Behind this structure is the Odeum and this Nymphaeum serves as the southern outer wall of the Nymphaeum.  It was built during the second half of the reign of the Roman Emperor Hadrian (r. A.D. 117–138).

This Nymphaeum is between numbers 14 and 5 on the Plan of the Lower City—but does not have its own number.