Dexileos Stele

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published on 12 November 2013

Detail of the Dexileos Stele. Visible are the holes where metal attachments would have been placed. On his leg a sword; in his right hand a spear; in his left hand the horse's reigns; and on his head, most likely a wide-brimmed hat, the petasos. His ephebic chamlys billows out behind him. Kerameikos Museum, Athens, P 1130, c.394 BCE.


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James Lloyd
James' main area of research is ancient Greek music, but other interests include Old Comedy, and more generally, classical art & archaeology. A self-confessed philhellene, James keeps at least one eye on the Roman pie.

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