Marble votive(?) relief, found in Arkadia, Peloponnese.
c. AD 150-160.
Votive (?) relief, made of pentelic marble. It was found near the Monastery of Loukou, Arkadia. The relief has the form of a naiskos. The youth in the middle has been identified with Polydeukion, the favourite pupil of Herodes Atticus, who was heroised by his master after he died in his teens. The youth’s nudity, the horse, and the snake that he is feeding characterise him as a hero. A young slave holds out his helmet. Behind the slave is depicted a grave-mark, a loutrophoros on a pedestal.
Height 0,64 m., width 1 m.