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Cast of the Ilissos relief from Athens
Date2nd half of the 19th century
Material and technique
Dimensions168 x 107 cm estimated (height x width)
No. of items
Museum locationGround floor | Gallery 14 | Cast Gallery
Athens, National Museum, inv. 869.
Found in 1874 in the bed of the Ilissos River, Athens.
Relief-decorated grave stele with naked youth, the deceased(?), leaning against a pillar with a himation and a club at his left arm. To the right is an old man, his father(?), with full beard wearing himation and leaning on a stick. Below is a slave-boy and a hunting dog. The relief was originally framed by a naiskos.
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)
Himmelmann-Wildschütz,N, Studien zum Ilissos-Relief (Munich, 1956)
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)