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A large lettered panel depicting the Law Code of Gortyna, Crete
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A large lettered panel depicting the Law Code of Gortyna, Crete
LOT SOLD. 480 USD
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Details & Cataloguing

Historic Plaster Casts from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

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A large lettered panel depicting the Law Code of Gortyna, Crete
Together with a group of thirteen architectural relief panels, one relief from a well in Corinth depicting the Assembly of Deities.  14 pieces.
lettered panel approximately 59 by 29 3/4 in.
149.9 by 75.6 cm
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Catalogue Note

The Law Code of Gortyna, dating from the early 5th century B.C., may have influenced the legislators in Greece.  It emphasized familial ties and addressed issues of inheritance, with particular attention to the rights of women to own and maintain their own property.  Interestingly, the document made no mention of criminal procedures.

No illustration.

Historic Plaster Casts from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

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New York