A Fragmentary Greek Marble Grave Stele inscribed for Hedeia, Attic, circa 375-350 B.C.
carved in high relief within an architectural frame with the figure of a maiden raising her right hand to her shoulder, her head lowered pensively to her right, and wearing a chiton buttoned on the upper arm, belted peplos, and back-mantle fastened on both shoulders with circular brooches, her centrally parted hair falling in a long plait over the nape of the neck, the architrave engraved with a single line of Greek inscription reading ΗΔΕΙΑ; a fragment of the background to the left of her hand restored.
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65.5 by 57 by 10 cm.
Edward Zoumpoulakis, Athens
Joseph Brummer (1883-1947), New York, inv. no. P801, acquired from the above in 1923 (http://libmma.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p16028coll9/id/61805)
perhaps Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York, Part III of the Notable Art Collection belonging to the Estate of the Late Joseph Brummer, June 8th-9th, 1949
Ella Baché Brummer (Galerie Koller, Zurich, The Ernest
Brummer Collection, Part II, October 16th-19th, 1979, no. 601, illus.)
Robin Symes, Ltd., London, acquired at the above sale
Belgian private collection, acquired from the above on October 31st, 1979
by descent to the current owners
Christoph W. Clairmont, Classical Attic Tombstones, vol. 1, Kilchberg, 1993, p. 308, no. 1.310, illus.
Johannes Bergemann, Demos und Thanatos, Munich, 1997, p. 173, no. 574
Linda Jones Roccos, "Back-Mantle and Peplos. The Special Costume of Greek Maidens in 4th-Century Funerary and Votive Reliefs," Hesperia, vol. 69, 2000, p. 255, no. 40
Hélène Bectarte, "Le costume de l’épouse dans l’art funéraire attique de l’époque classique," in Lydie Bodiou et al., eds., Chemin faisant. Mythes, cultes et société en Grèce ancienne. Mélanges en l’honneur de Pierre Brulé, Rennes, 2009, p. 237, fig. 1
Katia Margariti, The Death of the Maiden in Classical Athens, Oxford, 2017, p. 390, no. E39
Katia Margariti, "Lament and Death instead of Marriage. The Iconography of Deceased Maidens on Attic Grave Reliefs of the Classical Period," Hesperia, vol. 87, 2018, p. 134, no. 25