Cast of the stele of Aristion, from Attica

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Details

  • Title

    Cast of the stele of Aristion, from Attica

  • Associated place

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

    2nd half of the 19th century
  • Material and technique

    plaster

  • Material index

  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    200 x 43 cm estimated (height x width)
  • No. of items

    1

  • Credit line

    Purchased, 1884.

  • Museum location

    Ground floor | Gallery 14 | Cast Gallery
  • Museum department

    Cast Gallery

  • Accession no.

    CG.D.4

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  • Catalogue text

    Grave stele of young man with short hair and beard dressed as
    hoplite, wearing short chiton, corselet, helmet, greaves, and holding a
    spear. His name, Aristion, appears on the base (not part of this cast).
    The signature of the sculptor, Aristokles, is carved on the relief itself,
    below the feet. Most of the helmet and the point of the spear are also
    missing. Traces on the original indicate that many decorative details
    were painted on the relief.

    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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