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Marble votive relief, found in Neon Phaleron, Attica
ca. 410 BC.

Votive relief decorated on both sides. It is made of Pentelic marble. On one side is depicted the abduction of the Nymph Basile by the hero Echelos. Hermes, holding a painted whiplash in his right hand, leads the charriot with the couple. The names of the three figures are carved on the epistyle, above the composition: Hermes, Echelos, Basile. On the other side, the center of the scene is occupied by the horned river Kephisos. At the left stands Artemis opposite a god; at the right stand three Nymphs. According to the inscription on the epistyle, the relief was dedicated to Hermes and the Nymphs. The monument stood on a tall, inscribed poros base. The inscription on the base indicates that the relief, together with an altar, was dedicated by Kephisodotos, son of Demogenes. Height 0,75 m., width 0,88 m.

 
 
 
 
 
     
     
                    
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