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tombstone

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1911,0717.2

  • Description

    Tombstone of "Greek Islands marble" with a relief of a man leaning on a staff; only the ends of three lines inscription in Greek are visible. Rosette predominant design.

    A man stands in a niche that is topped by a basic pediment with a rosette in the centre. He is togate and leans on a staff held in his left hand, with the drapery looped over his left arm. His right arm is either lost or is bent across his waist. Below the relief are three lines of a Greek inscription.

    There is some abrasion all over, especially to the base (where it obliterates the inscription), and to the face and body of the figurine in the niche.

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  • Culture/period

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  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 595 millimetres
    • Circumference: 230 millimetres
    • Width: 283 millimetres
    • Diameter: 152 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Language

        Greek
      • Inscription Content

        ...]ος / ...]τίου / ...χρηστ]ε χαιρε
      • Inscription Comment

        3 line inscription, only end legible.
  • Curator's comments

    The four corners of the rectangular recess are drilled, but the purpose of this is unclear (CSIR I, 10, p. 23)

  • Bibliography

    • CSIR I, 10 cat. 38 bibliographic details
    • R I B I, 2322, p. 730 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition notes

    This piece was part of lot 370 at the George Arnold sale, Gravesend, 13-14 June 1911.

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number

    1911,0717.2

Tombstone, standing male figure leaning on staff; rosette predominant design; three line inscription in Greek ending XAIPE.

Tombstone, standing male figure leaning on staff; rosette predominant design; three line inscription in Greek ending XAIPE.

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