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Grave stele with woman holding a mirror

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The central panel, the stele proper, is enclosed by narrow, Doric pilasters supporting a pediment with akroteria in the form of simple palmettes. The lady is gazing into a mirror. She wears a sleeved chiton with overfold reaching to the waist and a himation. This outer garment covers both...

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Provenance

By date unknown: with Edward Perry Warren; January 19, 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren for $ 74,100.00 (this figure is the total price for MFA 04.6-04.37)

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Greek, Classical Period, Late 5th–early 4th century B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 065; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 108 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Height x width (at top): 58 x 45.7 cm (22 13/16 x 18 in.)

Accession Number

04.16

Medium or Technique

Marble from Mt. Pentelikon near Athens

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture