LaurieAnnie

LaurieAnnie

Posted on 06/09/2008


Photo taken on February  1, 2008



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Detail of a Painted Limestone Funerary Slab in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, February 2008

Detail of a Painted Limestone Funerary Slab in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, February 2008
Painted limestone funerary slab with a soldier and two girls

Period: Hellenistic

Date: 2nd half of 3rd century B.C.

Culture: Greek

Medium: Limestone, paint

Dimensions: Other: 16 1/2 × 9 5/8 in. (41.9 × 24.4 cm) Other (Panel): 7 1/4 × 6 3/4 in. (18.4 × 17.1 cm)

Classification: Miscellaneous-Paintings

Credit Line: Gift of Darius Odgen Mills, 1904

Accession Number: 04.17.4

Description:

The soldier, in a long blue cloak, stands at the right and clasps the hand of a small girl. Behind her another girl raises her hand in a gesture of farewell. These may well represent the soldier's children, indicating that the mercenaries settled in Alexandria and raised families.

Text from: www.metmuseum.org/collection/the-collection-online/search/247109

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