Funerary relief with a father and daughter

Roman Provincial
Imperial Period, Hadrianic
A.D. 120–140

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), no. 046.


Height: 35 cm (13 3/4 in.) x radius, as preserved: 47 cm (18 1/2 in.) x depth: 16 cm ( 6 5/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Marble, Dolomitic from the Greek island of Thasos

Not On View


The Ancient World



The heads of a father and daughter are carved in deep relief in the upper right quadrant of a tondo which, intact, would have included several other heads. The noses have been broken; otherwise, the piece is in excellent condition. There are patches of a brown patina on the surface.

Scientific Analysis:
Marble has been scientifically tested with X-Ray Diffraction and determined to be Dolomitic.
Harvard Lab No. HI242: Isotope ratios - delta13C +3.29 / delta18O -1.83, Attribution - Thasos-Cape Vathy, Justification - Dolomitic by XRD.


By 1980: with Hermes/Michael Waltz, Theresienstrasse 7, 8000 Munich 2 (acquired from a private collector in Bavaria; said to have been brought from Salonika during the Balkan Wars, about 1912-1914); purchased by MFA from Michael Waltz, June 13, 1980

Credit Line

Classical Department Exchange Fund