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The Greek inscription above the rectangular area of the inset relief and below the pedimental form of the top edge appears to read (add Greek) (the last two letters on a separate line below). "Mama, (wife or daughter) of Apphous, Apphous son of Euphronios." A woman sits at the left, her left...

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ΜΑΜΑ ΑΠΦΟΥ ΑΠΦΟΥΣ ΕΥΦΡΟΝΙ ΟΥ (the last two letters on a separate line below)


By date unknown: said to be from Istanbul and evidently to have been found in the Graeco-Roman necropolis near the Hippodrome; date unknown before 1969: Mrs. Edgar J. Fisher and Edgar J. Fisher, Jr. Collection, Richmond, Virginia; by 1969: Dr. David Landau Collection; gift of Dr. David Landau to MFA, September 23, 1969

Credit Line

Gift of Dr. David Landau

Greek, Late Hellenistic, about 2nd–1st century B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 277.


Height x width: 49.7 x 35.5 cm (19 9/16 x 14 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Marble, very crystalline


The Ancient World