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Marble stele (grave marker) of Lysistrate

Period:
Late Classical
Date:
ca. 350–325 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Attic
Medium:
Marble, Pentelic
Dimensions:
H. 44 3/4 in. (113.7 cm)
Classification:
Stone Sculpture
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1906
Accession Number:
06.287
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 158
A farewell scene is represented; the seated woman is the deceased, indicated by her prominence in the scene. She holds the hand of her mother as a gesture of farewell.
Inscription: "Lysistrate Panathenais"
Robinson, Edward. 1906. "A Greek Gravestone." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1(8): pp. 120-2.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1917. Handbook of the Classical Collection. p. 223, fig. 136, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1927. Handbook of the Classical Collection. pp. 259-60, fig. 182, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1930. Handbook of the Classical Collection. pp. 259-60, fig. 182, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1950. The Sculpture and Sculptors of the Greeks, 3rd edn. pp. 104, 450, fig. 317, New Haven: Yale University Press.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. pp. 108, 247, pl. 87g, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1954. Catalogue of Greek Sculptures. no. 86, pp. 58-59, pl. 69b, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Clairmont, Christoph W. 1993. Classical Attic Tombstones, Vol. 3. no. 3.404, pp. 303-4, Kilchberg: Akanthus.

Bodel, John P. and Stephen Tracy. 1997. Greek and Latin Inscriptions in the USA: A Checklist. Rome: The American Academy in Rome.

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