Section of funerary banquet relief
Late Classical Period
4th century B.C.
Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 082; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 109 (additional published references).
Height x width: 34.5 x 18 cm (13 9/16 x 7 1/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
The heroized deceased reclining at his banquet is accompanied by a small attendant at the lower right. He has beside him a representation in marble of one of those large bronze volute kraters on stands such as have survived in some numbers from antiquity and from scattered areas of the Greek world.
The surfaces are badly damaged but have acquired a handsome yellow-brown patina.
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William de Forest Thomson