Limestone Stele with a Depiction of a Young Man

Culture: Egyptian/Coptic
Period: Roman period, 3rd century A.D.
Material: Limestone
Dimensions: 46 cm high
Price: Sold
Ref: 1167
Provenance: Private collection Dr. Yves Goalard, France, acquired in the 1970s. Comes with a French antiquities passport.
Condition: Some chips on the edges, otherwise of fine quality.
Description: Massive limestone funerary stele with a young man standing in a niche. The head and neck are lengthy, the legs comparably short. The beardless face with large, wide open eyes and pupils facing downwards. The nose straight, the mouth closed and small. The hair is combed towards the forehead sideways to the temples. The young man wears a tunic and a coat over his left shoulder. In his right hand holding a situla, in his left possibly a pomegranate. In the lower part a smoothed, rectangular area where the name of the deceased was once inscribed. Mounted.