Period: Late Classical
Date: ca. 350–325 B.C.
Culture: Greek, Attic
Dimensions: Overall: 34 1/2 x 21in. (87.6 x 53.3cm)
Classification: Stone Sculpture
Credit Line: Rogers Fund, 1907
Accession Number: 07.286.107
This akroterion once crowned a tall marble shaft now in the National Archaeological Museum, Athens. The inscription states that the grave monument was erected to honor Timotheos and his son Nikon, both of the deme (political district) of Kephale. The front of the akroterion is decorated in relief with a palmette, the stems of which rise as spiral tendrils from a bed of acanthus leaves. At the top is a flower that once had a painted stem.