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Fragmentary marble grave stele

Period:
Archaic
Date:
end of the 6th century B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Marble
Dimensions:
Overall: 8 3/8 x 9 5/8in. (21.3 x 24.5cm)
Classification:
Stone Sculpture
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1915
Accession Number:
15.167.1
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 157
The piece preserves part of the two feet of a figure that was depicted against a red background. The outlines and inner markings that are now white were originally black.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. p. 51, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1954. Catalogue of Greek Sculptures. no. 21, pp. 17-18, pl. 22e, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1961. The Archaic Gravestones of Attica. pp. 49, 72, fig. 170, London: Phaidon Press.

Lazzarini, Lorenzo and Dr. Clemente Marconi. 2014. "A New Analysis of Major Greek Sculptures in the Metropolitan Museum: Petrological and Stylistic." Metropolitan Museum Journal, 49: p. 127, 129, fig. 31.

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