Grave Stela


Location: On Display in the Rome Gallery

From: Greece | Athens | Mediterranean

Curatorial Section: Mediterranean

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Object Number 63-6-1
Current Location Rome Gallery - On Display
Culture Attic | Roman
Provenience Greece | Athens | Mediterranean
Date Made ca. 150 CE
Section Mediterranean
Materials Pentelic Marble
Iconography Woman

Marble grave relief, standing woman in fairly high relief in pose of "Smaller Hirculaneum Woman". Frontal, head slightly inclined to proper right, wearing polos (or a high braid). Weight on left foot, right slightly bent at knee. Over a long crinkly dress she wears a mantle whosefolds she raises with her right hand over her left breast. Left arm at side. To her left a section of approjecting frame. The relief is broken above, to the left and below the ankles. Low grade Pentelic marble, with streaks of green mica. Evelyn B. Harrison examined this relief in March 1963. She has provided the identification of the type and the date. (Early Antonine or thereabouts.

Height 64 cm
Width 29 cm
Thickness 9 cm
Credit Line Gift of Joseph V. Noble, 1963

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