Marble akroterion of the grave monument of Timotheos and Nikon

Period: Late Classical

Date: ca. 350–325 B.C.

Culture: Greek, Attic

Medium: Marble

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.