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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
  • Description

    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.

  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

    Inscription: Inscribed on the epistyle: "The daughter of [...]omenes"

  • References

    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.

    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. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, pp. 78, 92, 231, pl. 71d.

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

    Forsyth, William H. 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.. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, p. 2.

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