Fragment of a votive relief

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).


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

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Marble, Pentelic, of medium quality

Not On View


The Ancient World



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.


From Athens

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William de Forest Thomson