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Maker(s):Unknown
Culture:Greek (original)
Title:Cast of the grave stele of Hegeso
Date Made:ca. 1900 CE
Type:Cast
Materials:Plaster
Place Made:Europe; Greece; Athens (original)
Measurements:overall: 5 x 38 x 6 in.; 12.7 x 96.52 x 15.24 cm
Accession Number:  MH 1903.157.B.OIV
Credit Line:Gift of Mary Jane Harris Benner (Class of 1872)
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum
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Description:
ca. late 19th or early 20th century plaster cast of a Pentelic marble original dating to the Classical Period, ca. 400 BCE. This grave stele, excavated from the Kerameikos cemetery in Athens, depicts a female slave presenting her seated mistress with a box, perhaps a jewelry box. The inscription on the frieze of the stylized temple fa├žade above the two figures includes the name of the memorialized mistress, Hegeso.
Provenience: Greece, Athens, Kerameikos Cemetary (original)

Tags:
ancient; archaeology; reproductions

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