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Grave Stele with crouching warrior

This fragmentary grave monument is carved in shallow relief but contains a lot of detail. Two men are shown: one crouching down and the other standing. The crouching man is behind his protective shield and holding a sword or spear, in a fighting position. Behind him, the foot of the second is clearly visible. Which of these figures is the deceased is difficult to determine. From its date one would expect it to commemorate only one dead person

Number: 
85
Material: 
Marble
Location of Original: 

Copenhagen Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek

Size: 
0.57 x 0.49m
Accession: 

Purchased from the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek in 1950

References: 

Lippold: Griechische Plastik, 84 (n.4)
Johansen: the Attic Grave Reliefs of the Classical Period (1951), 101, fig.54
Richter: Archaic Attic Gravestones (1934), 103, fig.97
For style of relief sculpture, cf. Clara Rhodos IX, pl. VI

Date: 
c.480-470 BCE
Provenance: 

Said to have come from Athens

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