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  • Funerary slab with a soldier taking a kantharos from his attendant, Hellenistic, second half of 3rd century b.c.
    Greek; from the Soldiers' Tomb, Ibrahimieh necropolis, Alexandria, excavated 1884
    Painted inscription: "–attos, a Galatian"
    Limestone, paint; H. 14 13/16 in. (37.6 cm)
    Gift of Darius Ogden Mills, 1904 (04.17.6)

    A soldier wearing a long blue mantle reaches toward a kantharos held by an attendant wearing a short blue tunic. The attendant holds the soldier's spear and large oval shield that preserves elements of yellow, blue, and red decoration.

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  • Funerary slab with a soldier taking a kantharos from his attendant, Hellenistic, second half of 3rd century B.C.
    Greek; from the Soldiers' Tomb, Ibrahimieh necropolis, Alexandria, excavated 1884
    Painted inscription: "-attos, a Galatian"
    Limestone, paint; H. 14 13/16 in. (37.6 cm)
    Gift of Darius Ogden Mills, 1904 (04.17.6)

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