Marble grave stele, found on Tenos, Cyclades
First half of the 2nd c. BC.
Grave stele, made of island marble. It was found on the island of Tenos, in the Cyclades. Beneath relief rosettes on the shaft of the palmette stele is depicted a scene with a seated woman shaking hands with a standing man who wears a himation. The woman wears a chiton and with her left hand draws up her himation, which also covers her head. A young maidservant holding a fan leans against her legs. The inscription beneath the relief informs us that the monument belonged to Nike, daughter of Dositheos of Thasos.
Height 1,56 m., width 0,43 m.