Upper part of the marble stele (grave marker) of Kallidemos

Greek, Attic

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 153

Inscribed below the molding, Kallidemos, the son of Kalliades
The back of the stele was cut down in modern times.

The akroterion is decorated with a double palmette flanked by two half palmettes, all rising from spiral tendrils set in a bed of acanthus leaves. Bell-like flowers are suspended from the volutes of the central palmette, and a four-petaled flower is carved at the top. The simple shaft is decorated with double eight-petaled rosettes.

Upper part of the marble stele (grave marker) of Kallidemos, Marble, Greek, Attic

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