Fragment of a votive relief

Greek
Late Classical or Early Hellenistic Period
about 325–300 B.C.


Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 079; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 109 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Height x width: 12.8 x 24.5 cm (5 1/16 x 9 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

18.436

Medium or Technique

Marble, Pentelic, of medium quality

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

The upper left section of the relief is enframed by the (Doric) pilaster on the left and a horizontal cornice with indication of cover tiles. At the left a bearded god, probably Asklepios, stands facing a bearded man, whose right hand is raised. The latter is presumably the first of a group of worshippers.

The lower half is broken away, and all beyond the figure on the right is also missing. The upper left hand corner is mutilated. The back has been left rough. The surfaces have the usual (light) yellow patina.

Provenance

From Athens

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William de Forest Thomson