Cast of a grave stele with a cavalryman riding down his opponent, from Chalandri

Details

  • Title

    Cast of a grave stele with a cavalryman riding down his opponent, from Chalandri

  • Associated place

    Greece (Chalandri in Attica) (find spot of original)
  • Date

    early 20th century
  • Material and technique

    plaster

  • Material index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    86 x 61 cm estimated (height x width)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Purchased, 1927.

  • Museum location

  • Museum department

    Cast Gallery

  • Accession no.

    CG.D.66

  • Our online collection is being continually updated. Find out more

  • Catalogue text

    Fragment of grave stele with relief showing cavalryman riding down
    opponent. A broad moulding above the relief preserves an inscription:
    ‘[--- and all my comrades k]now// and my fatherland that
    I slew many enem[ies].// [So you, o passers-by], b[ear] witness [in
    foreign lands]// to all the bat[tle] trophies I [e]rected, symbols of my
    valour.// [---]ylos of Phlya’

    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

Clairmont C.W, Gravestone and Epigram. Greek Memorials from the Archaic and Classical Periods (Mainz on Rhine,, 1970)

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)

Reference URL

?
q-seffron-icon q-white-icon pluse-seffron-icon pluse-white-icon minus-seffron-icon minus-white-icon close-seffron-icon close-white-icon close-black-icon prv-gry-arrow prv-arrow print-seffron-icon print-black-icon next-arrow next-gry-arrow next-white-arrow up-arrow-black up-arrow black-up-arrow black-down-arrow white-up-arrow white-down-arrow hr-list-gry-icon hr-list-white-icon vr-list-gry-icon vr-list-white-icon eye-icon zoomin-icon zoomout-icon fullview-icon contact-black-icon contact-seffron-icon basket-seffron-icon basket-black-icon share-black-icon share-seffron-icon go-arrow search-white-icon