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Marble relief with the Death of Priam

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The back is rough, the edges partially smoothed. The upper right-hand corner is broken off; the surface is worn and has been cleaned; the faces of Neoptolemos and Hekabe are somewhat damaged. Neoptolemos drags King Priam from the altar of the palace at Troy and prepares to kill the old man with a...

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Provenance

Known since the mid-18th century; said to have been found near Florence, below Fiesole, and to have been in the Palazzo Panciatichi, in Florence; 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

Greco-Roman, Hellenistic or Early Imperial Period, about 50 B.C.–A.D.50

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 234; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 112 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Height x width x depth: 38 x 49 x 5 cm (14 15/16 x 19 5/16 x 1 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

04.15

Medium or Technique

Marble, from mainland Greece (Attic?)

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture