A Greek Marble Grave Stele, Ionia, circa late 2nd Century B.C.
- A Greek Marble Grave Stele, Ionia
- 63.5 by 34 by 10 cm.
Joseph Brummer, Paris, inv. no. P83, acquired from the above prior to December 31st, 1924, sent to the New York gallery on June 27th, 1921 (http://libmma.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p16028coll9/id/22237)
Mina Merrill Prindle (1864-1963), 2211 Greysolon Road, Duluth, Minnesota, and 1131 Hillcrest Avenue, Pasadena, California, acquired from the above on June 4th, 1930 (a previous sale dated December 17th, 1929 was cancelled for tax reasons)
thence by descent to the present owners
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Mina Merrill Prindle appears to have had a particular fondness for ancient objects carved from warm and luminous stones, as evidenced by her Egyptian alabaster vases (and a headrest) sold at Sotheby's, New York, December 2016, nos. 1-8.
For an archival photograph showing the present stele in the Brummer Gallery at 43 East 57th Street, New York, sometime between 1924 and 1930, see http://libmma.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p16028coll9/id/56132.