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Fragment of a Greek sepulchral relief

Roman Imperial

Greek marble, probably Pentelic marble

Height: 42.5cm
Width: 43cm
Thickness: 8.5cm

Museum number: M104

Vermeule catalogue number: Vermeule 299help-vermeule-catalogue-number

Curatorial note

On the two sides and bottom a flat, architectural border, the bottom line of which builds up in the centre to the footstool beneath the main figure. On a couch a fully clad, younger man sits full face, playing on a large cithara. At the right front, before the couch drapery and beneath a pillow, leans an attendant in a short chiton, with his legs crossed, arms held in similar position across his stomach. A carved leg of the couch shows at its foot at the left, below another, smaller pillow.

This fragment is East Greek work, probably of the Roman Imperial period.

Provenance help-art-provenance



A. Michaelis, Ancient Marbles in Great Britain, trans. C.A.M. Fennell, Cambridge, 1882, p. 477, no. 23.

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