Grave stele

Late Classical or Early Hellenistic Period
about 325 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), no. 009.


Overall: 82 x 46 cm (32 5/16 x 18 1/8 in.) 107 LBS mounted DV add 5 for wall cleat

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Marble, from Mt. Hymettos near Athens

On View

Daily Life in Ancient Greece Gallery (Gallery 212A-B)


The Ancient World



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


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