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Marble fragment of a hero relief

late 5th century B.C.
Greek, Attic
Marble, Pentelic
H. 9 3/16 in. (23.32 cm.) width 11 1/4 in. (28.6 cm.) depth 3 3/4 in. (9.5 cm)
Stone Sculpture
Credit Line:
Fletcher Fund, 1924
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 158
Inscribed on the molding above the relief, KALLO...

A woman holds out a wreath whose painted leaves and flowers are no longer preserved to another figure of whom only the right hand survives. In the background are traces of a small figure and a horse's head and neck. The figure receiving the wreath, a hero, reclined on a couch, while the female figure sat on or near its foot.
Inscription: On the molding above the relief, KALLO...
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. pp. 94, 231, pl. 71c, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1954. Catalogue of Greek Sculptures. no. 66, p. 44, pl. 55a, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Bodel, John P. and Stephen Tracy. 1997. Greek and Latin Inscriptions in the USA: A Checklist. p. 183, Rome: The American Academy in Rome.

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