Grave stele

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


Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), no. 009.

Dimensions

Overall: 82 x 46 cm (32 5/16 x 18 1/8 in.) 107 LBS mounted DV add 5 for wall cleat

Accession Number

1979.511

Medium or Technique

Marble, from Mt. Hymettos near Athens

On View

Gallery 212A-B

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture

An ornate loutrophoros is carved in medium-high relief on the stele, which is broken at the top and the bottom.

Scientific Analysis:

University of South Florida Lab No. 8414: Isotope ratios - delta13C +2.5 / delta18O -1.4,

Attribution - Mt. Hymettos. Justification - C and O isotopes, fine grain, Attic style

Provenance

By 1926: Ernest Brummer Collection and Brummer Gallery, New York (acquired by Joseph and Ernest Brummer in 1926); by 1979 with Galerie Koller, Rämistrasse 8, Zurich, Switzerland (auction of the Ernest Brummer Collection, October 19, 1979, lot 609); purchased by MFA from Galerie Koller on November 14, 1979

Credit Line

Classical Department Exchange Fund