Fragment of a votive or funerary relief

Greco-Roman


Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 286.

Dimensions

25.4 x 20.3 cm (10 x 8 in.)

Accession Number

84.237

Medium or Technique

Marble from the island of Prokonnesus in the Sea of Marmara (Turkey)

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

The relief is broken irregularly above, on the right, and below. The surface is worn and weathered.
Rough filled moldings divide the two surviving registers of relief. In the upper, two horses walk to the right, two men in short tunics (or a figure riding side saddle awkwardly) on the one at the left. In the lower register, three figures (heads and shoulders only visible) are shown full face.

University of South Florida Lab No. 8481: Isotope ratios - delta13C +2.6 / delta18O -8.3,

Attribution - Proconnesus 2, Turkey. Justification - C and O isotopes, findspot in northwestern Turkey

Provenance

From the northeast slope of Mt. Ida; gift of J. T. Clarke to MFA, 1884

Credit Line

Gift of J. T. Clarke