Hellenistic Marble Votive Stele

Culture: Greek
Period: 2nd - 1st century B.C.
Material: Marble
Dimensions: 37 cm high
Price: Sold
Ref: 2462
Provenance: Nicolas Koutoulakis (1910-1996), Paris and Geneva. Thence in a family estate.
Condition: Unrestored fragment of beautiful quality.
Description: Left part of a marble votive stele depicting a funerary scene. Left a woman facing to the right. She wears a long gown and has a cape wrapped around her right arm. Her hair is parted in the middle and pulled back into a bun. Facing her is a man of high ranking with a civic staff. He holds in the right hand an offering bowl. To his right a youth turns to an offering table. In the hand he possibly holds a pyxis. The deceased is seated behind the table, the right hand reaching out towards the offering attendees iof the procession.