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Relief showing two gods or heroes shaking hands

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Top, left: Relief of Asklepios and his son (?); Top, middle: Relief showin...

Collection: Athens, National Archaeological Museum
Title: Relief showing two gods or heroes shaking hands
Context: From Athens, Acropolis (S. Slope)
Findspot: Excavated at Athens, Acropolis, Asklepieion (South Slope)
Summary: Two gods or heroes shaking hands
Object Function: Unknown
Material: Marble
Sculpture Type: Stele, relief-decorated
Category: Separated fragments
Style: Late Classical
Technique: Low relief
Original or Copy: Original
Date: ca. 400 BC
Dimensions: H. 0.25 m; W. 0.14 m
Scale: Miniature (pictorial field)
Region: Attica
Period: Late Classical

Subject Description: A god or hero stands profile to the right, with his left foot advanced. He wears a himation, the edge of which is draped over his left hand. He reaches his right hand out to that of another figure (of whom only the hand and a portion of the lower arm is preserved).

Form & Style: A plinth is preserved below the figures.

Condition: Single piece

Condition Description: A single fragment preserves the left edge of a relief.

Material Description: "Pentelic" according to Svoronos

Associated Building: Athens, Asklepieion

Sources Used: Svoronos 1903-12, 276-77, pl. 46.2