|Collection:||Athens, National Archaeological Museum|
|Title:||Votive relief to a hero|
|Context:||Possibly from Attica|
|Findspot:||Probably found in Attica|
|Summary:||A hero, perhaps Kephalos, seated on a rock, facing a worshipper (?)|
|Sculpture Type:||Stele, relief-decorated|
|Original or Copy:||Original|
|Date:||ca. 450 BC - ca. 425 BC|
|Dimensions:||H. 0.495 m; W. 0.45 m|
|Scale:||Miniature (pictorial field)|
Subject Description: A youthful hero sits in near profile to the right on a rock, on which he rests his right hand. He holds a staff in his upraised left hand, and wears a himation draped around his lower body and legs, which falls back over his upper left arm. He faces a male figure shown at much smaller scale (probably therefore a worshipper), who stands in 3/4-view to the left, holding a staff (?), and wearing a chlamys.
Form & Style: The relief decorates the top of a simple, unframed stele.
Condition: Single piece
Condition Description: Only the top left corner is preserved. The right corner and the lower (?) left corner have been filled in with modern plaster, so that it is indeterminate how tall the relief was.
Material Description: Pentelic, according to Svoronos
Inscription: A dedicatory inscription, the left portion of which is missing, is placed below the relief.
[...]*I*M**U*L*O*U *U*I*H *A*N*E