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relief / furniture

  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Description

    Irregularly shaped fragment of a terracotta relief from a model funerary or symposiast's couch; a relief band borders the fragment at the top; the scene depicts a male figure facing forward wearing a short tunic (chiton) with a cloak (chlamys) secured on the left shoulder; he holds hands with a figure on the left, mutilated from the waist up but wearing a similar tunic, as if they are dancing in a circle; in the surviving figure's right hand is an upright object, perhaps a torch or flower; the relief seems to have been made with a mould pressed onto clay, but some of the details such as the folds of drapery have been worked with a tool.


  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 400 BC-300 BC
  • Production place

  • Findspot

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 14.5 centimetres (max)
  • Curator's comments

    See Karageorghis 2006, 259-61 and fig. 2 for a discussion of the iconography and techniques.

    Karageorghis V. 2006, 'Note on a terracotta funerary couch from Marion', RDAC, 259-62.

  • Location

    Not on display

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Acquisition notes

    Collection acquired from various sources; individual register entries are not specific.

  • Department

    Greek & Roman Antiquities

  • Registration number



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