Marble tombstone showing a beardless, muscular youth taking an oil flask (lekythos) from a boy attendant. The scene is framed within an architectural setting and on the side of one of the pilasters is an inscription.
- 350BC (circa)
- Height: 1.98 metres (about)
- Width: 1.14 metres (about)
This grave stone (stele) is more likely to have been discovered on the island of Rheneia than on Delos. Delos was a sacred island and it was forbidden to bury anyone there. Those about to die or give birth were quickly sent across the narrow channel to the neighbouring island of Rheneia, which had a large cemetery.
1990 20 Oct-9 Dec, Japan, Tokyo, Setagaya Art Museum, Treasures of the British Museum, cat. no.114
1991 5 Jan-20 Feb, Japan, Yamaguchi, Prefectural Museum of Art, Treasures of the British Museum, cat. no.114
1991 9 Mar-7 May, Japan, Osaka, National Museum of Art, Treasures of the British Museum, cat. no.114
18 November 1993
Pastel marks, grime marks.
Removed using Acetone (propan-1-one/dimethyl ketone) and a 1:1 mix of White Spirit and Distilled Water plus Synperonic N (non ionic detergent,nonylphenol ethylene oxide condensate), then White Spirit applied on cotton-wool swabs.
Greek & Roman Antiquities
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Object reference number: GAA9481
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