Classification
Culture
Dimensions
16,6 x 30,5 x 7,5 cm
Date
1st century B.C.
Findspot
Inventory
4795
ID
Hyp-6847
References
Hekler 1929, 107, no. 96; Garezou: Orpheus, in LIMC VII (1994), 98, no. 190

The female musician on the relief wears a typical Thracian headdress, while the singing man also has foreign features. The relief fragment thus “transmits” the feeling associated with exotic music.

Marble analyses conducted by Danielle Decrouez (Geneva, Museum of Natural History) and Karl Ramseyer (University of Bern, Institute of Geological Sciences) have shown that the relief was made of white marble of unknown origin. Click here for the detailed results.