|Collection:||Athens, National Archaeological Museum|
|Title:||Stele of Aristion|
Cemetery of Velanideza (1839, near the stele of Lyseas,
|Summary:||Representation of the deceased Aristion in hoplite armor|
|Sculptor:||Signed by Aristokles|
|Sculpture Type:||Stele, relief-decorated|
|Original or Copy:||Original|
|Date:||ca. 510 BC - ca. 500 BC|
H 2.02 m, H (base) 0.24 m, W (base) 0.72 m, Th (figural section) 0.14 m; Th (base) 0.43 m
Aristion, the deceased man, stands profile to the right, with his left foot advanced. He is bearded and dressed in hoplite costume--with a short chiton, cuirass, helmet, and greaves, holds his right hand at his side, and holds a spear upright with his upraised left hand.
Condition: Nearly complete
Missing only top of stele, including top of helmet and finial. Traces of paint on surface, and on the base.
'Pentelic' (according to Lepsius)
The stele is joined to the base with lead.
On plinth of stele,