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Lakonian Grave Relief Fragment

A corner of a monument showing a mourner.

This relief is only a small fragment of the whole grave memorial; the deceased person is missing and all we see is one of the surviving relatives. The young woman is pouring wine into a kantharos (drinking cup), since one of the most important duties of the survivors was to make a liquid offering to the dead.

Lakonia is in the extreme southern part of mainland Greece

Lakonian marble
Location of Original: 

Copenhagen, Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek 23


Lippold: Griechische Plastik, 89 (n.11).
Johansen: the Attic Grave Reliefs of the Classical Period (1951), 85, fig.38.
Poulsen: Katalog over Antike Skulpturen Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, 41, no.23, pl. 11.23

Late C6 BCE

Found in Lakonia, on the coast of Maina

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