Fragment of a votive relief
Late Classical or Early Hellenistic Period
about 325–300 B.C.
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.)
Medium or Technique
Marble, Pentelic, of medium quality
Not On View
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.
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William de Forest Thomson