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Upper part of the marble stele (grave marker) of Kallidemos

Late Classical
ca. 350–325 B.C.
Greek, Attic
Overall: 31 15/16 x 18 3/4in. (81.2 x 47.6cm)
Stone Sculpture
Credit Line:
Fletcher Fund, 1925
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 158
Inscribed below the molding, Kallidemos, the son of Kalliades
The back of the stele was cut down in modern times.

The akroterion is decorated with a double palmette flanked by two half palmettes, all rising from spiral tendrils set in a bed of acanthus leaves. Bell-like flowers are suspended from the volutes of the central palmette, and a four-petaled flower is carved at the top. The simple shaft is decorated with double eight-petaled rosettes.
Inscription: Below the molding: "Kallidemos, the son of Kalliades"
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1926. "Greek Sculpture: Recent Accessions." Bulletin of the Metropolian Museum of Art, 21 (5): pp. 128-9, fig. 3.

The Art Gallery of Toronto. 1948. The Classical Contribution to Western Civilization: A Loan Exhibition Organized and Lent by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, to the Art Gallery of Toronto. p. 20, Toronto: Rous & Mann.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1954. Catalogue of Greek Sculptures. no. 97, p. 64, pl. 79a, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Bodel, John P. and Stephen Tracy. 1997. Greek and Latin Inscriptions in the USA: A Checklist. p. 184, Rome: The American Academy in Rome.

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