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A Marble Funerary Stele inscribed for Demea and Time, circa 1st Century B.C./1st Century A.D.

UK: Greenford Park Warehouse

Estimate:

7,000 - 10,000 GBP

Property from a German Private Collection

A Marble Funerary Stele inscribed for Demea and Time, circa 1st Century B.C./1st Century A.D.

A Marble Funerary Stele inscribed for Demea and Time, circa 1st Century B.C./1st Century A.D.

Estimate:

7,000 - 10,000 GBP

Property from a German Private Collection

A Marble Funerary Stele inscribed for Demea and Time

circa 1st Century B.C./1st Century A.D.


carved in relief, crowned with a pediment adorned with a rosette in the center and with palmette acroteria, the recessed panel with the figure of a woman pouring an offering at an altar and holding a circular object to her chest, and wearing a chiton and himation, two lines of Greek inscription below to the effect that the sacrifice was offered on behalf of the two deceased, Demea and Time (ΔΗΜΕΑΣ ΧΑΡΗΤΑ / ΤΕΙΜΗΣ ΕΝΕΚΑ), a wide tenon at the bottom.

75 by 33 by 10 cm.

As shown. 

Chips and abrasions, particularly along vertical edges of frame on either side of figure. 

Tip of nose chipped, hands slightly abraded. 

Remains of red pigment within carved lettering.


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Klaus Scholer, Warmbronn, Baden-Württemberg (Nagel, Stuttgart, December 9th-10th, 1964, no. 931, unillus.)
German private collection, Göppingen, Württemberg, by 1965 (as evidenced by a letter from Jürgen Thimme of the Badisches Landesmuseum, Stuttgart, dated January 21st, 1965)
by descent and then donation to the current owner