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Marble akroterion of the grave monument of Timotheos and Nikon

Period:
Late Classical
Date:
ca. 350–325 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Marble
Dimensions:
Overall: 34 1/2 x 21in. (87.6 x 53.3cm)
Classification:
Stone Sculpture
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1907
Accession Number:
07.286.107
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 153
This akroterion once crowned a tall marble shaft now in the National Archaeological Museum, Athens. The inscription states that the grave monument was erected to honor Timotheos and his son Nikon, both of the deme (political district) of Kephale. The front of the akroterion is decorated in relief with a palmette, the stems of which rise as spiral tendrils from a bed of acanthus leaves. At the top is a flower that once had a painted stem.
Said to be from Attica

Robinson, Edward. 1908. "New Accessions in the Classical Department: I. Marbles." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 3(1): pp. 2, 6, fig. 2.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1917. Handbook of the Classical Collection. p. 222, fig. 135, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1927. Handbook of the Classical Collection. pp. 260, 262, fig. 183, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1930. Handbook of the Classical Collection. pp. 260, 262, fig. 183, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. pp. 142, 281, pl. 121b, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1954. Catalogue of Greek Sculptures. no. 95, p. 64, pl. 78a, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Milleker, Elizabeth J. 2003. Light on Stone: Greek and Roman Sculpture in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, a Photographic Essay. p. 99, pl. 34, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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