Funeral Stele of Hegeso

Illustration

James Lloyd
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published on 19 December 2014

"HEGESO, DAUGHTER OF PROXENOS"
ΗΓΗΣΩΠΡΟΧΕΝΟ
So reads the inscription at the top of the stele.
At left a slave girl stands, holding out a jewellery box for Hegeso who has taken an item out of the box. The detail of the jewellery would most likely have been painted on. This monument acted as a funeral stele, and most likely comes from the Kerameikos, it is 1.58m tall and 1.00m wide. It is a low relief sculpture in the high classical style, made of Parian marble, and dates to c. 410- 400 BCE. (National Archaeological Museum, Athens, NM 3624).



About the Author

James Lloyd
James' main area of research is ancient Greek music, but he has general interests in mythology, religion, and art & archaeology. A self-confessed philhellene, James keeps at least one eye on the Roman pie.

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