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Votive stele to Artemis Anaïtis and Men Tiamu

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The pedimental (?) molding at the top is mutilated; the right side has been broken irregularly; and the bottom edge has suffered in a similar manner. A man, his wife, and their two children are shown standing frontally, their right hands raised in the act of offering prayers. They all wear...

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Provenance

In possession of the old "Boston Museum," a hall attached to a theater, for forty or fifty years. Said to have come from the Levant. Presumably from the region of Kula in Lydia; gift of Mrs. Charles Amos Cummings to MFA, January 1894 .

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Charles Amos Cummings

Roman Provincial, Imperial Period, about A.D. 196

Catalogue Raisonné

Sculpture in Stone (MFA), no. 287; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 113 (additional published references).

Dimensions

Height: 72 cm (28 3/8 in.); width: 43 cm (16 15/16 in.); depth: 6 cm (2 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

94.14

Medium or Technique

Marble, from Ushak or Aphrodisias, western Turkey

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Sculpture