GRAVE STELE OF SIMOS
The small, fragmentary stele, crowned with acanthus leaves and palmettes, shows only one figure in relief. The bearded, slightly balding figure stands straight, with both hands lowered beside the body. He wears a single, short-sleeved chiton. He holds a long knife in his right hand, the weapon used for killing the sacrificial animals offered to the gods. The deceased thus held a priestly office. According to the inscription above the relief, the stele commemorated a certain Simos, who came from Myrrhinus, a village near Athens.