Fragment of a Funerary Naiskos (Monument in the Shape of a Temple)

A work made of marble.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of marble.

Date:

about 330 BC

Artist:

Greek; Athens

About this artwork

These three figures are chiseled so deeply into the stone that they, like the head of the man on the left, are carved nearly in the round. From the preserved portions of the males’ right arms, it is clear they were clasping hands—a gesture signifying farewell in funerary scenes. Their impassive expressions contrast with the poignant gaze and gesture of the woman in the center, who places her right hand, palm up, on the standing man’s shoulder. Perhaps he is the one who has died.

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Ancient and Byzantine Art, Gallery 151

Artist

Ancient Greek

Title

Fragment of a Funerary Naiskos (Monument in the Shape of a Temple)

Origin

Athens

Date

330 BC

Medium

Marble

Dimensions

152.4 × 111.8 × 33 cm (60 × 44 × 13 in.)

Credit Line

Alexander White Collection

Reference Number

1928.162

Extended information about this artwork

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