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Marble stele (grave marker) of Eukleia

4th century B.C.
Greek, Attic
Overall: 33 1/4 x 17 3/4 x 4 1/2 in. (84.5 x 45.1 x 11.5 cm)
Stone Sculpture
Credit Line:
Gift of Joseph V. Noble, 1957
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 153
Painted on the epistyle, Eukleia

The stele shows a loutrophoros, a vase used to fetch water for the bridal bath and for certain funerary rites.
Inscription: Inscribed in paint on the epistyle: "Eukleia"
Until 1940, collection of Samuel Untermyer, New York; [May 11, 1940, purchased by Maximilian Lowy (The Collector’s Corner, New York) through Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York]; [with Maximilian Lowy, New York]; after mid-1940, purchased by Joseph V. Noble from The Collector’s Corner; until 1957, collection of Joseph V. Noble, New York; acquired in 1957, gift of Joseph V. Noble.
Parke-Bernet. 1940. The Untermyer Collection Owned by the Late Samuel Untermyer and his Children. May 10–11, 1940, Part 1.. no. 118, p. 77.

von Bothmer, Dietrich. 1958. "Greek Marble Sculptures." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, 16 (6): pp. 187, 191.

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