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Fragment of a marble relief from a funerary monument

Period:
Classical
Date:
ca. 390 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Marble, Pentelic
Dimensions:
H. 22 1/2 in. (57.2 cm)
Classification:
Stone Sculpture
Credit Line:
Fletcher Fund, 1929
Accession Number:
29.47
  • Description

    It has been suggested that this relief once decorated a state funerary monument erected in honor of Athenian soldiers fallen in battle. The scene at the far right end is preserved, with soldiers falling, escaping, or lying dead. In the missing section, horsemen may have filled the entire height of the panel. An indication of a cliff is visible in the empty space above the raised shield.

  • References

    Richter, Gisela M. A. 1930. Handbook of the Classical Collection. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, pp. 347, 352, fig. 249.

    Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, pp. 93, 233, pl. 73b.

    Richter, Gisela M. A. 1954. Catalogue of Greek Sculptures. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, no. 81, p. 55, pl. 66a.

    Pinney, Gloria Ferrari and Brunilde Sismondo Ridgway. 1979. Aspects of Ancient Greece Allentown, Penn.: Allentown Art Museum, no. 74, pp. 152-53.

    Skalka, Michael R., Sylvia Bakos, and University Art Gallery, Rutgers. 1981. Ancient Art: The Development of Greek and Roman Figural and Animal Styles. New Brunswick: University Art Gallery, Rutgers, p. 8, fig. 5.

    Goette, Hans Rupprecht and Olga Palagia. 2009. "Images in the Athenian 'Demosian Sema'." Art in Athens During the Peloponnesian War, Olga Palagia, ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 190-91, 204-5, fig. 40, n. 9.

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