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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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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)


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

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World