Family grave of Hellanikos and Lollia Arlegilla

Greek, East Greek
Roman Imperial Period
1st century A.D.


Findspot: Assos (Behramkale), Troad, Anatolia (Turkey)

Dimensions

11 x 60.5 x 213.4cm (4 5/16 x 23 13/16 x 84in.)

Accession Number

84.59a-p

Medium or Technique

Marble

Not On View

Collections

Europe, The Ancient World

Classifications

Inscriptions

Sixteen pieces of a large panel, set in plaster in a wooden frame. Inscription grouped in two squares.

Upper frame (left)
“…… Auge, daughter of Ellanikos, made this monument for herself and her parents while still alive.”

Upper frame (right)
“… the priestess and temple servant of Athena Polias”

I Left side
“The people and the Romans who do business among us crown the hero Hellanikos, son of Athenodotos, as a benefactor of the city; he has been a good man toward the city government, he was made hereditary king and lived an honorable and decent life because of all his excellence.

II Right side
“The people and the Romans who do business among us crown Lollia Arlegilla, who lived an honorable and decent life; because of all her excellence and prudence, she was blameless before all.”

Provenance

From Assos (Behramkale, Turkey); found in front of the doorway of a tomb in Western Street of Tombs. 1881-2: excavated by the Archaeological Institute of America; gift of the Archaeological Institute of America to MFA, January 15, 1884.

Credit Line

Gift of the Archaeological Institute of America