A small female figure wearing a chiton with long sleeves and hair draped in a cloth holds a small opened box near a larger seated female, carved in very high relief.
The greek city of smyrna, on the coast of modern turkey, honored prominent citizens at their death by erecting monuments the form of a stele, or grave marker, with figures set in a shallow. If you're seeing this message, it means we're having trouble loading external resources on our website if you're behind a web filter, please make sure that the domains kastaticorg and. This grave stele shows a scene comprised of four people the man in the center is seated and is covered with respect to his legs and half of his torso. A stele (/ ˈ s t iː l i / stee-lee) is a stone or wooden slab, generally taller than it is wide, erected in the ancient world as a monument grave steles were often used for funerary or.
The grave stele of dexileos can be attributed to “the dexileos sculptor” its creation can be dated to 394 bce, based on the inscription on its bottom.
The young girl shown on this grave stele, the ancient equivalent of a tombstone, is presumably the deceased such a depiction of the dead either alone or with family members was typical for. Grave stele of hegeso, c 410 bce, marble and paint, from the dipylon cemetary, athens, 5′ 2″ (national archaeological museum, athens) smarthistory images for teaching and learning: more.