Although based on an earlier Greek model, the Late Hellenistic date of the stele can be established by the distinctive nodus coiffure of the figures which became fashionable during the second half of the 1st Century B.C. The deceased is accompanied by a slightly smaller figure behind her, perhaps a member of her family, and the unveiled figure facing her, perhaps a young servant, who holds an unidentifiable object, possibly a small cup. Figures shaking hands in a gesture of farewell are typical of many funerary stelae of the Greek and Roman worlds. The touching scene depicted on this stele bears testament to the delicate fashion in which its sculptor treated the theme of death. Cf. E. Pfühl and H. Möbius, Die ostgriechischen Grabreliefs, Mainz, 1977, p. 128 ff.; p. 143, no. 426; and M. Fuchs, In hoc etiam genere Graecia nihil cedamus. Studien zur Romanisierung der späthellenistichen Kunst im 1. Jh. V. Chr., Mainz, pp. 21-22, pl. 19.