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Top left: Relief showing Hekate or Persephone; Top right: Relief showing a...

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Pinax showing Hekate with a dog

Collection: Athens, National Archaeological Museum
Title: Pinax of Hekate
Findspot: Said to be from Thera (according to Kastriotis)
Summary: Pinax showing Hekate with a dog
Object Function: Unknown
Material: Marble
Sculpture Type: Stele, relief-decorated
Category: Single monument
Style: Archaistic
Technique: Low relief
Original or Copy: Original
Date: ca. 200 BC
Dimensions: H. 0.45 m; W. 0.29 m
Scale: Miniature (pictorial field)
Region: Cyclades
Period: High Hellenistic

Subject Description: A goddess, probably Hekate, stands frontal, wearing slippers, a long medium-sleeved chiton, a short mantle, draped diagonally in archaistic fashion, and a polos. In each lowered arm she holds a tall torch at a slight diagonal (one at either side). In very low relief on her right side is shown a dog, turning his head profile to the left.

Condition: Nearly complete

Condition Description: Chipped on the upper and lower moldings; a circular depression in the lower right corner might be from a secondary use.

Sources Used: Svoronos 1903-12, 361, pl. 66