Painted limestone funerary slab with a soldier taking a kantharos from his attendant

Period: Hellenistic

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

Culture: Greek

Medium: Limestone, paint

Dimensions: Other: 14 13/16 × 9 5/8 in. (37.6 × 24.4 cm)
Other (Panel): 9 3/4 × 7 7/8 in. (24.8 × 20 cm)

Classification: Miscellaneous-Paintings

Credit Line: Gift of Darius Odgen Mills, 1904

Accession Number: 04.17.6

Description

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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