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Funerary monument of Aththaia, daughter of Malchos

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An elaborate Palmyrene grave relief with a Greek inscription "Aththaia, daughter of Malchos, Happy One, Farewell." She wears a full tunic and a long himation (a cloak-like garment) which goes twice around her body and covers her head as a veil. Beneath this is a cloth headdress, an engraved...

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Provenance

By December 1909: said to have been in commerce in Beyrouth; by date unknown: Miss Amy Curtis Collection; August 24, 1922: purchased from Miss Amy Curtis by MFA with funds provided by Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by Edward Perry Warren in memory of his sister

Palmyrene, Imperial Period, A.D. 150–200

Place of Manufacture

Palmyra, Syria

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 401; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 116-117 (additional published references); Highlights: Classical Art (2008), p. 106.

Dimensions

Height: 55 cm (21 5/8 in.); width: 42 cm (16 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

22.659

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture