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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.
- 400 BC-300 BC
- Made in: Cyprus
- Excavated/Findspot: Salamis
- (Europe,Cyprus,Famagusta (district),Salamis)
- Height: 14.5 centimetres (max)
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.
Not on display
Collection acquired from various sources; individual register entries are not specific.
Greek & Roman Antiquities
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Object reference number: GAA58709
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