Painted limestone funerary slab with a soldier standing at ease

Period: Hellenistic

Date: 2nd half of 3rd century B.C.

Culture: Greek

Medium: Limestone, paint

Dimensions: Height: 15 in. × 3 3/4 in. (38.1 × 9.5 cm)

Classification: Miscellaneous-Paintings

Credit Line: Gift of Darius Ogden Mills, 1904

Accession Number: 04.17.5


A soldier stands "at ease" wearing a long blue mantle and holding a spear and a tall red oval shield seen in profile. Extensive remains of the black preparation drawing are visible in areas of the drapery and shield. The frontal, public posture of this figure resembles civic honorific statuary of the period.