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Votive relief to Helios and Mên

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On the first side, the sun god Helios, wearing a long chiton, a nimbus or solar disc behind his head, drives the four horses of the sun in an open gallop across the front of the relief's architectural niche. On the second side, Mên, the Asia Minor moon god, was represented in frontal view...

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Inscription

(A)… (E Λ… ΗΕΛΙΩΙ?)(B)… Θ…I.

Provenance

By 1893: Count K. Lanckoronski Collection, Vienna (published in Catalogue of the Vienna Archaeological Exhibition 1893, no. 1538); by date unknown: Countess Adelheid Lanckoronska Collection; 1967: with Sotheby & Co. (auction of a collection of antiquities, property of the Countess Adelheid Lanckoronska, London, June 12, 1967, lot 21); purchased at the Sotheby auction by Dr. Cahn (=Münzen und Medaillen A.G.); 1968: exhibited at Andre Emmerich Gallery, Inc., 41 East 57th Street, New York, 10022 and Münzen und Medaillen A.G. (February 7 - March 13, 1968, Art of the Ancients: Greeks, Etruscans and Romans, no. 44); purchased by MFA from Münzen und Medaillen, A.G., Malzgasse 25, Basel, Switzerland, March 8, 1972

Credit Line

Frederick Brown Fund

Greek, Late Classical Period, about 340 B.C.

Place of Manufacture

Athens, Attica, Greece

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 078; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 109 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Height x width: 45 x 44.5 cm (17 11/16 x 17 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

1972.78

Medium or Technique

Fine-grained Pentelic marble

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture