Grave Stela of Exakestes

Illustration

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 29 May 2016

This is a marble grave stela of Exakestes, son of Androboulos, and his wife Metries. The deceased are shown in the pedimental arch (naiskos), upon which are carved two wreaths inscribed "The People". These indicate that both husband and wife received the honor of burial at public expense. Probably from Smyrna, Asia Minor. Circa 150-100 BCE. (The British Museum, London)



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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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