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    Sale 2007

    Antiquities

    4 June 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 186

    A GREEK MARBLE GRAVE STELE FOR LYSON

    CLASSICAL PERIOD, CIRCA 4TH CENTURY B.C.

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    A GREEK MARBLE GRAVE STELE FOR LYSON
    CLASSICAL PERIOD, CIRCA 4TH CENTURY B.C.
    Rectangular in form, with the deceased sculpted in raised relief in a recessed central panel, depicted mounted on a horse, clad in a chiton, a mantle draped over his left shoulder, his right hand raised, his fingers extended forward along the horse's mane, the reins in his left hand, identified by a Greek inscription above, LYSON ARISTONONOS, "Lyson son of Ariston," the stele crowned with anthemion of volutes rising from a bed of acanthus leaves, a palmette above, with flanking rosettes
    41¼ in. (104.8 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    American Private Collection, 1987.