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Grave Stele of Ameinokleia

Women who had died were often portrayed on grave reliefs with a maid at their service. This example is unusual in that the deceased is accompanied by two maids. One is carrying her mistress’s jewellery box, the other helps put on her sandals. The relief is also unusual in that the dead woman is shown standing rather than seated

Pentelic marble
Location of Original: 

Athens, National Museum 718

1.35 x 0.70m

Lippold: Griechische Plastik, 228 (n.11)
Walston: Catalogue of Casts in the Museum of Classical Archaeology (1889), 62, no.278
Johansen: the Attic Grave Reliefs of the Classical Period (1951), 20-, fig.7
Diepolder: Die Attischen Grabreliefs des V & VI Jahrhunderts (1931), 44, pl. 41
Papaspiridi: Guide du Musée Nationale d’Athènes (1927), 122
Bulle: Der Schöne Mensch im Altertum (1922), 177-, pl. 271
Conze: Die Attischen Grabreliefs (1890-1922) II, 193, pl. CLXXVII
Inscription: IG I(2), 1082 cf. IG I(3), p.974

c.360 BCE

Ameinokleia daughter of Andomenos L


Found in 1836 in Piraeus

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