|Collection:||Athens, National Archaeological Museum|
|Title:||Square altar with reliefs on three sides|
|Findspot:||Found at Athens (1850)|
|Summary:||Square altar with reliefs on three sides|
|Sculpture Type:||Relief-decorated vessel|
|Original or Copy:||Original|
|Date:||ca. 400 BC|
|Dimensions:||H. (pres.) 0.45 m; W. 0.26 m; Th. 0.24 m|
Subject Description: Side A: Hermes Kriophoros (bearing a lamb), nude and bearded, stands profile to the right. He holds a chlamys over his bent left arm, a kerykeion (herald's staff) in his left hand, and wears a taenia around his head. Side B: a female figure (perhaps Aphrodite) stands in a 3/4-view to the right, with her head turned profile to the left. She wears a thin chiton, with a short overfold, and a veil, a portion of which she holds in her left hand, over her left shoulder. She hangs her right hand at her side.
Condition Description: Only the upper part of the altar (?) is preserved. The back is only roughly finished. The lower left corner of the front (side A), is broken off. Through seconary use the third relief (from the left side) has been scraped away, and the upper surface has been hollowed. All surfaces are heavily abraded.
Material Description: White, Pentelic marble (acc. Svoronos)