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Upper part of an (inscribed) stele

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The akroteria are damaged; the surface is slightly incrusted and yellowed; but what remains is in good condition. A large, complex rosette appears in the tympanum. In the field below are the remains of three inverted wreaths with fillets, carved in low relief in recessed circles. One might assume...

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From Assos (Behramkale, Turkey); presumably from the area of the Agora. 188?: 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,


Assos (Behramkale), Troad, Anatolia (Turkey)

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 283.


32.5 x 50.5 x 11 cm (12 13/16 x 19 7/8 x 4 5/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Marble from western Asia Minor


The Ancient World