Lot 10
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An Attic Marble Funerary Relief with Banquet Scene, circa 350 B.C

5,000 - 8,000 GBP
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  • An Attic Marble Funerary Relief with Banquet Scene
  • marble
  • 24 by 27 cm.
the right half preserved, carved within an architectural frame with a bearded man reclining on a kline and holding a rhyton in his raised right hand, a woman seated on the kline and holding a box, a dining table in front of them, a young male attendant standing at right holding a vessel, a large single-handled jar behind him; no restorations.

For Francis Steegmuller and Shirley Hazzard see M. Bartlett, et. al., Literary Lives. The World of Francis Steegmuller & Shirley Hazzard, catalogue of the exhibition at The New York Society Library, New York, 2010.



Edward Zoumpoulakis, Athens
Joseph Brummer, New York, inv. no. P1324, acquired from the above in August 1924 (http://libmma.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p16028coll9/id/25462)
the artist Beatrice Stein Steegmuller (d. 1961), New York, acquired from the above on October 11th, 1937
the writers Francis Steegmuller (1906-1994) and Shirley Hazzard (1931-2015), New York

Catalogue Note

For reliefs with a similar composition see N. Kaltsas, Sculpture in the National Archaeological Museum Athens, 2002, pp. 229ff., nos. 482–487. A comparable relief was sold at Sotheby’s London, December 10th, 1996, no. 157.