Grave stele of Hegesos

Grave stele of Hegesos

Grave stele of pentelic marble. Found in the Kerameikos, Athens, in 1870. It has the form of a naiskos with pilasters and a pediment with palmette akroteria. The larger part of the stele is occupied by the seated figure of the dead Hegeso, daughter of Proxenos, as we are informed by the inscription carved on the horizontal cornice of the pediment. Opposite her stands the maidservant, helping her mistress to choose a piece of jewelry from the open box, which she holds in her hand. This is a work from the hand of a fine sculptor, probably Kallimachos. Circa 410-400 BC (ΝΑΜ Γ 3624)

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