Dimensions
193 x 43 (alul 46) x 14 cm
Date
1873
Period
Material
Inventory
Ag.508
ID
Hyp-5808
References
Hekler, Gipszgyűjtemény, no. 27

This narrow tombstone commemorates a man named Aristion. He appears bearded and in full armour, as a warrior. He wears a short, thin dress (chiton) and a cuirass with greaves that follow the contours of his body, and holds a spear in his left hand. His locks of hair appear from underneath his helmet, loosely pushed back on his head. The upper part of the stela and the helmet is missing, the plumes were perhaps separately joined. The relief was richly painted, with colourful traces indicating a star on the shoulder, and a lion's head on the chest. The sculptor Aristocles must have been proud of his creation: he signed his name at the bottom of the stela.