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Funerary stele of Herakleides

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Limestone funerary stele depicting a man dressed in an Ionic chiton and himation lying on a couch. The man's figure is carved in very high relief. To his right is a figure of Anubis on a standard. Offerings are grouped beneath the couch. The entire composition is surrounded by an architectural...

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Provenance

By 1984: with Norman Hurst, Cambridge, MA; purchased by the MFA from Norman Hurst, June 13, 1984.

Credit Line

William K. and Marilyn M. Simpson Fund

Egyptian, Late Roman Imperial Period, A.D. 200–310

Findspot

Kom Abu Billo, Egypt

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), no. 037.

Dimensions

Height x width: 33.3 x 25.5 cm (13 1/8 x 10 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

1984.256

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Architectural elements, Stele