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

Not On View

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