An honorary inscription for Lykomedes
Greek, East Greek
Findspot: Anatolia (Turkey), Troad, Assos (Behramkale), Near the Agora
Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 282; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 113 (additional published references).
44.5 x 49.5 x 9.5 cm (17 1/2 x 19 1/2 x 3 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Local grayish white marble
Not On View
The akroteria are damaged; although slightly incrusted, the surfaces are very fresh. The stele has a pedimental top with akroteria. A stylized shield is carved in the center of this pediment or tympanum. Below the curved molding forming the “architrave,” in low, inset relief in the plain field, appears an inverted laurel wreath, inside which is a disk or shield.
“The People (dedicate this monument) to Lykomedes the peerless judge (in trials).” The carving of this line is particularly elegant, with a rhythm to the letters.
From Assos (Behramkale, Turkey); near the Agora. 1881-2: excavated by the Archaeological Institute of America; gift of the Archaeological Institute of America to MFA, January 1884.
Gift of the Archaeological Institute of America