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This is Lot Number 1

Antiquities: A Greek marble grave stele fragment

Estimated Price:
£1,500 - £2,500

Hammer Price:

4th century B.C.
28cm.; 11ins high by 25cm.; 10ins wide

A stele is a stone or wooden slab, generally taller than it is wide, erected in ancient Western culture as a monument, very often for funerary or commemorative purposes. Stelae as slabs of stone may also be used for ancient Greek and Latin government notices or as territorial markers to mark borders or delineate land ownership. The surface of the stele may very often have text and/or have ornamentation. This example, most probably from Attic or Asia Minor, depicts a family group, one of whom is the deceased.

This is Lot Number 1

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