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    Greek marble trapeza with relief decoration showing women making offerings to a seated female.

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    • 350BC (circa)
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  • Dimensions

    • Height: 40.64 centimetres
    • Length: 1.75 metres
    • Width: 0.6 metres
  • Curator's comments


    A trapeza is a type of grave monument. The Sigeion trapeza may originally have supported a grave stele. However, the top surface was hollowed out during its modern re-use and should not be taken as an indication of the ancient context of the monument.

    Cf. C. W. Clairmont, Classical Attic Tombstones (Kilchberg 1993), vol. i, pp. 15-17 no. 12.


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    • Sculpture 789 bibliographic details
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    Greek & Roman Antiquities

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Greek marble trapeza with relief decoration showing women making offerings to a seated female.



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