Marble grave stele of a youth, from Aegina island or Salamis island.
430 – 420 BC.
Grave stele, made of Pentelic marble. A standing youth depicted frontally, the head in profile, holds a small bird in his left hand and extends his right to a hanging cage. He is accompanied by a grieving young slave, who leans against a pillar with a crouching cat on top. The horizontal moulding of the monument is decorated with a relief band of palmettes and lotus flowers. Exquisite work of an artist who was possibly trained in the workshop of the sculptor Agorakritos and participated in the construction of the Parthenon frieze.
Height1,05 m., width 0,85 m.