Fragments of the marble stele (grave marker) of a woman holding a baby
- ca. 400–375 B.C.
- Greek, Attic
- H.: 33 1/8 x 24 7/8 in., 6.9 cm (84.1 x 63.2 x 6.9 cm)
- Stone Sculpture
- Credit Line:
- Gift of Nicolas Koutoulakis, 1960
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The well-known grave monument of a woman named Ampharete, which was found in the Kerameikos cemetery at Athens, also shows a seated woman holding a baby. That stele has a rare inscription that sheds light on the meaning of the scene: My daughter's beloved child is the one I hold here, the one that I held on my lap while we looked at the light of the sun when we were alive and that I still hold, now that we are both dead.