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An honorary inscription for Lykomedes

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The akroteria are damaged; although slightly incrusted, the surfaces are very fresh. The stele has a pedimental top with akroteria. A stylized shield is carved in the center of this pediment or tympanum. Below the curved molding forming the "architrave," in low, inset relief in the plain field,...

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Provenance

From Assos (Behramkale, Turkey); near the Agora. 1881-2: excavated by the Archaeological Institute of America; gift of the Archaeological Institute of America to MFA, January 1884.

Credit Line

Gift of the Archaeological Institute of America

Greek, East Greek, Hellenistic Period,

Findspot

Assos (Behramkale), Troad, Anatolia (Turkey)

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 282; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 113 (additional published references).

Dimensions

44.5 x 49.5 x 9.5 cm (17 1/2 x 19 1/2 x 3 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

84.61

Medium or Technique

Local grayish white marble

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Inscriptions