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Sandstone (?) grave relief with an epitaph in alphabetic Greek letters; thick rectangular slab, the top of which is now missing; the relief is set within a deep frame above a plinth on which the epitaph is carved; draped male figure, standing, facing forward; he wears a long gown or chiton, over which is a cloak; his left hand clucthes the mantle at waist level, the right arm, wrapped in the cloask, is raised against his left breast; the right leg is slighly bent, and the feet are bare.
Two lines of alphabetic Greek letters honour the deceased: Excellent Sosibios, son of Kapitonos, Fairwell.
- Production date
- 1 -100
Height: 1.53 metres
Width: 0.53 metres
- Curator's comments
- The findspot of Salamis given in Frazer and Matthews 1987, 251 and 421 and Lexicon of Greek Personal Names, Volume is unfounded as neither the register nor the catalogue provides this information. So too is Buchholz' supposition (2010, 542 no. 4; cf. pl. 283a) that it was found in or near Tamassos based on the fact that it was once ownded by Col. Falkland Warren. The latter's chapter E, pp. 533-603, nonetheless provides a useful survey of grave types from this site which casts light on the subject.
Buchholz H.-G. et al. 2010, Tamassos. Ein antiker Statstaat im Bergbaugebiet von Zypern. Vol. I. Die Nekropolen I, II und III. AOAT 48/1 (Münster).
Frazer P. and Matthews E 1987, A lexicon of Greek personal names. Volume I. The Aegean islands, Cyprus, Cyrenaica (Oxford).
- Not on display
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- Greek and Roman
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