Fragment of a marble relief from a funerary monument

Greek, Attic

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 156

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.

Fragment of a marble relief from a funerary monument, Marble, Pentelic, Greek, Attic

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