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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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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


Kom Abu Billo, Egypt

Catalogue Raisonné

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


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

Accession Number


Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Architectural elements, Stele