GRAVE STELE OF SIMOS

Dimensions
65 x 35 x 7 cm
Date
early 20th century
Period
Material
Inscription
Inventory
Ag.231
ID
Hyp-5963
References
Hekler, Gipszgyűjtemény, no. 250

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.