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Fragment of a marble grave stele of a woman

Period:
Classical
Date:
ca. 400–390 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Marble, Pentelic
Dimensions:
H. 26 7/8 in. (68.2 cm)
Classification:
Stone Sculpture
Credit Line:
Fletcher Fund, 1930
Accession Number:
30.11.3
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 156
Inscribed on the architrave "the daughter of [ ] omenes"

The regular features and simplified planes of this face impart a quiet dignity and serenity that are hallmarks of high classical art.
Inscription: On the epistyle: "The daughter of [...]omenes"
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1930–1931. "A Fragment of a Greek Stele from the Landsowne Collection." Materopolitan Museum Studies, 3: pp. 147-57, figs. 1-8, 10-11.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1930. "The Lansdowne Stele." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 25 (10): pp. 209, 218-9.

Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1936[1934]. A Guide to the Collections, Part 1: Ancient and Oriental Art, 2nd edn. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. pp. 78, 92, 231, pl. 71d, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1954. Catalogue of Greek Sculptures. no. 78, pp. 52-53, pl. 63, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Forsyth, William Holmes and The International Confederation of Dealers in Works of Art. 1974. "Acquisitions from the Brummer Gallery." The Grand Gallery at the Metropolitan Museum of Art: Sixth International Exhibition presented by C.I.N.O.A.. p. 2, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Clairmont, Christoph W. 1993. Classical Attic Tombstones, Vol. 2. no. 2.203, pp. 136-7, Kilchberg: Akanthus.

Bodel, John P. and Stephen Tracy. 1997. Greek and Latin Inscriptions in the USA: A Checklist. p. 185, Rome: The American Academy in Rome.

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