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relief

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1909,0310.145

  • 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.

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  • Dimensions

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

    See: V. Karageorghis, 'Note on a terracotta funerary couch from Marion', RDAC 2006, pp. 259-261 & fig. 2.

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1909

  • Acquisition notes

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

  • Department

    Greek & Roman Antiquities

  • Registration number

    1909,0310.145


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