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Greek provincial funerary relief

Roman Imperial

Coarse-grained Greek marble

Height: 36.5cm
Width: 27cm
Thickness: 7cm

Museum number: M1126

Vermeule catalogue number: Vermeule 300help-vermeule-catalogue-number

On display: Colonnade - north wall
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Curatorial note

In the niche-shaped, recessed field somewhat arched at the top, a female figure to right in long chiton (?), sits on a folding seat, her feet placed on a high footstool, her right hand raised and left extended to a child who stands before her on a high pedestal. The child wears an ungirdled chiton and is presenting an offering.

As Michaelis further noticed, the relief is in a rough, provincial style, scarcely more than sketched in outline', with detail difficult to recognise. Dr. Möbius suggests Thracian or middle Anatolian work of the Imperial period.

Provenance help-art-provenance

Acquired by Soane from the collection of the neoclassical sculptor John Flaxman.


A. Michaelis, Ancient Marbles in Great Britain, trans. C.A.M. Fennell, Cambridge, 1882, p.477, no. 22.

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