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Stele documenting Mylasa and Alabanda honoring the judge Lanthes

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Four cities, including Mylasa and Alabanda, erected this stele to honor the judge Lanthes, probably for managing the competitions in civic festivals. At the the top is a triangular pediment with a shield at the center; below this is a panel giving the judge's name. The main field is divided into...

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From Assos (Behramkale, Turkey); below the Bouleuterion. 1881-1882: 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, Hellenistic Period, second or first century (after 166) B.C.


Assos (Behramkale), Troad, Anatolia (Turkey)

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 280; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 113 (additional published references).


49 x 45.6 x 7.5 cm (19 5/16 x 17 15/16 x 2 15/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Marble, crystalline white from western Asia Minor (?)


The Ancient World