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Grave stele of Sosibia, daughter of Eubios of (the deme of) Kephisia

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The inscription on the architrave of the architectural frame (naiskos), of standard Attic imperial form, reads as follows: (add Greek) ("Sosibia, daughter of Eubios, from Kephissia"). Sosibia stands, nearly facing, and wears an Isiac costume of long tunic or chiton and knotted cloak or himation....

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In February 1876: found in the foundations of a house along Stadium Street, Athens, between the Mint and the Chamber of Deputies (Bouleuterion); by 1918: Vicomte du Dresnay Collection, Château du Dréneuc (Loire-Inférieure) (published by P. Perdrizet, Antiquités grecques de la collection du Vicomte du Dresnay, 1918, pl. 20); by 1969: with Hôtel Drouot, 7 Rue Drouot, Paris (Drouot auction, Paris, December 15, 1969, lot 135); by 1971: with Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen A.G., May 12, 1971

Credit Line

Edward J. and Mary S. Holmes Fund

Roman, Imperial Period, about A.D. 160–170

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 276; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 113 (additional published references).


Height x width: 83 x 49 cm (32 11/16 x 19 5/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Marble (from Mt. Pentelikon near Athens)


The Ancient World