Marble stele (grave marker) of a young girl

Period:
Classical
Date:
ca. 440–425 B.C.
Culture:
Greek, Boeotian
Medium:
Marble, Pentelic
Dimensions:
Overall: 39 1/2 x 18 1/16 x 5 in. (100.3 x 45.8 x 12.7 cm)
Classification:
Stone Sculpture
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1911
Accession Number:
11.141
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 159
The girl's rather chubby body and the garment worn without a belt suggest a young age. It is interesting to note that of her sandals, only the soles are sculpted; the straps would have been painted. The objects in her hands are probably fruit, specifically pomegranates.
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