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Grave stele of Aristomache

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The grave stele depicts a standing female who wears a braided tiara, a chiton with buttons down the right shoulder and a large himation or cloak draped over her body and slung over her left arm. She holds a limbless doll in her right hand and in her left hand she grasps a bird. The figure is set...

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By 1958: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland (auction 18, Kunsthalle, Steinenberg 7, Basel, November 29, 1958, lot 6); Dr. Herbert A. Cahn Collection; gift of Dr. Herbert A. Cahn to MFA, December 14, 1966

Credit Line

Gift of Dr. Herbert A. Cahn

Greek, Late Classical or Early Hellenistic Period, about 330–320 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 066; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 108 (additional published references).


Overall (including base): 127 x 52 x 4.5 cm (50 x 20 1/2 x 1 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Marble from Mount Pentelikon near Athens


The Ancient World