198,5 x 62 x 20-23,5 cm
early 20th century
The narrow tombstone depicts a bearded man within an architectural frame. He leans on a staff, but this is not a sign of old age; the staff, like the walking stick in later periods, could also denote status. He looks down and offers a locust to his dog, which is jumping at his feet. The man is clad in a simple himation, the folds of which create an almost perfect circle around his shoulder — an unusual sculptural solution. The tombstone was found in Boeotia (Central Greece), and made of local limestone, but according to the inscription at the bottom, it was carved by Alxenor from the island of Naxos.