Philadelphia, now Alaşehir, is another ancient site tucked away in rural Anatolia. Once a grand Roman and later Byzantine centre, it carries on humbly after 2000 years of conquest, upheaval, earthquakes, and occupation.
This small sample on a slab sitting under one of the colossal Byzantine columns, I loved. Squat, square, deep, strong, beautiful. These forms only measure about an inch tall. Next time I’ll be bringing materials for rubbings.