Grave Stela


Location: On Display in the Greece Gallery

From: Greece | Attica

Curatorial Section: Mediterranean

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Object Number MS5470
Current Location Greece Gallery - On Display
Culture Greek
Provenience Greece | Attica
Period Classical Greek Period | Hellenistic Period
Date Made 350-300 BCE
Section Mediterranean
Materials Pentelic Marble
Iconography Female | Krinylla | Man | Greek Inscription
Inscription Language Ancient Greek Language

The stele is here treated as an architecturalized niche, framed by pilasters, a lintel and an architrave carrying a flat tiled roof. Two men stand by a seated woman named Krinylla, daughter of Stratios, according to the epitaph still faintly visible on the architrave. The bearded man in the centers is Naukles, son of Naukrates of Lamptrae, while the man on the right is Naukrates, son of Naukles of Lamptrae. The second Naukles must be the grandfather of the first. Lamptrae was a district or deme of Attica.

Height 155.5 cm
Width 97 cm
Thickness 26.5 cm
Credit Line Museum Purchase, 1917

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