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Marble stele (grave marker) of a woman

Period:
Late Classical
Date:
ca. 375–350 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Marble
Dimensions:
H. 54 in. (137.2 cm)
Classification:
Stone Sculpture
Credit Line:
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1965
Accession Number:
65.11.11
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 158
The incomplete inscription makes clear that the seated woman is the daughter of a man from the deme (political district) of Sounion in Attica; the standing woman is named Philte.
Inscription: "....daughter of....from Sounion [Eu]arate"
Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1965. "Ninety-Fifth Annual Report of the Trustees for the Fiscal Year 1964-1965." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, 24(2): p. 63.

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. 5, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Woysch-Méautis, Daphné. 1982. La Représentation des Animaux et des êtres Fabuleux sur les Monuments Funéraires Grecs: de l'époque archaïque à la fin du IVe siècle av. J.-C., Cahiers d'archéologie romande de la Bibliothèque historique vaudoise, No. 21. no. 147, p. 116, pl. 23, Lausanne: Bibliothèque Historique Vaudoise.

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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