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Funerary marker in the form of an oil flask (lekythos)

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An old man named Timasitheos [Greek inscription above his head 'TIMASTHEOS'] leans on his cane and shakes hands with his seated wife Nikagora [Greek inscription above her head 'NIKAGORA']. A female slave stands behind the chair. The scene represents an imaginary farewell of the deceased and...

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Provenance

By date unknown: Mr. and Mrs. John J. Klejman Collection; gift of Mr. and Mrs. John J. Klejman to MFA, June 19, 1963

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Klejman

Greek, Late Classical Period, early 4th century B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 75.

Dimensions

Height: 115 cm (45 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

63.1040

Medium or Technique

Marble from Mt. Pentelikon near Athens

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture