Collection: Athens, National Archaeological Museum
Title: Painted grave stele of a metic
Context: Possibly from Athens
Findspot: Said to be from Attica
Summary: The outline of a youthful male figure is painted in red
Object Function: Funerary
Material: Limestone
Sculpture Type: Stele, painted
Category: Single monument
Style: Classical
Technique: Painted
Original or Copy: Original
Date: ca. 400 BC
Dimensions: H. 0.34 m; W. 0.249 m
Scale: Miniature (pictorial field)
Region: Attica
Period: Classical


Form & Style: The stele is crowned with an epstyle that was decorated in pat with green paint.

Condition: Intact

Condition Description: Much of the painted has worn off.

Inscription: The name (of a foreigner), "Tibeios Tianos," is painted above the figure.

Sources Used: Karouzou 1968, 127