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Marble diskos

6th century B.C.
Greek, Attic
diameter 4 1/2 in. (11.4 cm)
Stone Sculpture
Credit Line:
The Bothmer Purchase Fund, 1985
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 153
This diskos is one of a pair that were dedicated and later discovered still together; the mate is now in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. The inscription on this example identifies the owner as Telesarchos and adds from the tomb.
Inscription: Identifies the owner as Telesarchos and adds "from the tomb."
von Bothmer, Dietrich. 1984. "Greek and Roman Art." Notable Acquisitions (Metropolitan Museum of Art), No. 1984/1985. p. 6, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1985. "One Hundred Fifteenth Annual report of the Trustees for the Fiscal Year July 1, 1984 through June 30, 1985." Annual Report of the Trustees of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 115: p. 38.

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

Picón, Carlos A. 2007. Art of the Classical World in the Metropolitan Museum of Art: Greece, Cyprus, Etruria, Rome no. 78, pp. 80, 421, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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