Fragment of a votive relief

Greco-Roman, perhaps early imperial

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 285.


17.8 x 14 cm (7 x 5 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Marble from the island of Prokonnesus, Sea of Marmara, Turkey

Not On View


The Ancient World



The forelegs and body of a standing horse are visible. A female (?) figure in chiton, himation around the lower limbs, and slippers or boots is seated side saddle and facing the viewer. The rough fillet molding blends into the edge of the stele.

Scientific Analysis:

University of South Florida Lab No. 8480: Isotope ratios - delta13C +2.0 / delta18O -6.3,

Attribution - Proconnesus 2, Turkey. Justification - C and O isotopes, findspot in western Turkey


Northeast slope of Mt. Ida; gift of J. T. Clarke to MFA, 1884

Credit Line

Gift of J. T. Clarke