Painted limestone funerary slab with a soldier and two girls
2nd half of 3rd century B.C.
Other: 16 1/2 × 9 5/8 × 3 7/8 in. (41.9 × 24.4 × 9.8 cm)
Other (Panel): 7 1/4 × 6 3/4 in. (18.4 × 17.1 cm)
Gift of Darius Odgen Mills, 1904
Not on view
The soldier, in a long blue cloak, stands at the right and clasps the hand of a small girl. Behind her another girl raises her hand in a gesture of farewell. These may well represent the soldier's children, indicating that the mercenaries settled in Alexandria and raised families.
Inscription: Painted inscription: “Isidoros, a Galatian”
Found in 1884 in a tomb in Alexandria, Egypt (near Ramleh)
1884, found in a tomb in Alexandria, Egypt; 1884, purchased by Elbert E. Farman, New York; after 1887, purchased by Darius Ogden Mills from Elbert E. Farman; until 1904, collection of Darius Ogden Mills; acquired in 1904, gift of D.O. Mills.
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