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Funerary stele of Dionysion, a singer

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Greek inscription in seven lines: "Here lies Dionysion, maker of melody, who in his lifetime was distinguished for his fine character. You who pass by, shed a tear for his youth and his golden voice, and call down reproaches on the unjust fates." A leafy spray below. The stele has been...

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Provenance

Folio Fine Art, Ltd., U.K. ("The Art of the Scribe," cat. no. 1008); November 1968, sold by Folio Fine Art to Colin McFadyean, U.K.; by 2009, with Charles Ede, Ltd., 20 Brook Street, London W1K 5DE, U.K. (stock no. 8059); 2010, sold by Charles Ede, Ltd., to the MFA. (Accession date: February 24, 2010)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by The Laurel Society

Roman, Eastern Mediterranean, Imperial Period, about 2nd century A.D.

Place of Manufacture

Asia Minor (probably)

Dimensions

15.2 x 32.5 x 22.9 cm (6 x 12 13/16 x 9 in.)

Accession Number

2010.39

Medium or Technique

Marble

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Inscriptions