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Grave stele of Stratokles

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The rectangular area above the figures in relief has been carved in very low relief to form a pediment with akroteria and a curving molding below the architrave. On this last is carved (STRATOKLES PROKLEOS) "Stratokles, son of Prokles"). A bearded warrior with short tunic, belted below the...

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Inscription

ΣΤΡΑΤΟΚΛΗΣ ΠΡΟΚΛΕΟΣ

Provenance

1912: said to have been found in Attica in 1912 (D. von Bothmer); 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. 4); by 1969: with Hôtel Drouot, 7, Rue Drouot, Paris (Drouot auction, Paris, December 15, 1969, lot 134); purchased at Drouot auction by Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland; purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen A.G., March 21, 1971

Credit Line

John H. and Ernestine A. Payne Fund

Greek, Classical Period, Early 4th century B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 064; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 108 (additional published references); Highlights: Classical Art (MFA), p. 074-075.

Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 59 x 40.5 x 11.4 cm (23 1/4 x 15 15/16 x 4 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

1971.129

Medium or Technique

Marble, Pentelic, reddish yellow patina

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture