Cast of a fragment of an Athenian grave relief, later recarved to show a surgeon

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  • Catalogue text

    Freiburg, Archaeological Museum, inv. S 535.

    Acquired in 2004 from private collection in the USA.

    A 4th century Athenian grave relief with a seated male citizen was recarved in the 1st century AD with new portrait features and with the addition of a set of surgical instruments and book scrolls on a shelf, which identify the subject as a surgeon.

    In: Frederiksen, Rune, and R.R.R. Smith, The Cast Gallery of the Ashmolean Museum: Catalogue of plaster casts of Greek and Roman sculpture (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2011)

Further reading

Frederiksen, Rune, and R.R.R. Smith, The Cast Gallery of the Ashmolean Museum: Catalogue of plaster casts of Greek and Roman sculpture (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2011)

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