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Funerary stele of a young man

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The young man wears a himation and stands facing in an oval to rectangular niche. His long face and large eyes, forerunners of East Greek art in Late Antiquity, give him a greater dignity and a greater age than is suggested by his chubby legs. An inscription appears on the bottom edge of the...

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Inscription

ΘΕΟΤΕΚΝΕ ΑW[ΕΙΑΙΕ]

Provenance

By about 1967: with Jerome M. Eisenberg, 44 East 82nd Street, New York, N.Y. 10028; by 1971: Richard Titelman Collection; gift of Richard Titelman to MFA, November 10, 1971

Credit Line

Gift of Richard Titelman

Roman, Imperial Period, about A.D. 100–150 or later (?)

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 363; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 115 (additional published references).

Dimensions

84.9 x 46.5 x 16 cm (33 7/16 x 18 5/16 x 6 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

1971.424

Medium or Technique

Limestone

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture