Brother-Sister Stele: fragment of young girl

Brother-Sister Stele: detail of young girl's head

Collection: Berlin, Antikenmuseen
Title: Fragment of Brother and Sister Stele
Findspot: Said to be found at Athens (by one account, but by another it was said to have been found near Olympos in south Attica)
Summary: Head of young girl holding flower
Object Function: Funerary
Material: Marble
Sculpture Type: Stele, relief-decorated
Category: Separated fragments
Style: High Archaic
Technique: Low relief
Original or Copy: Original
Date: ca. 540 BC
Dimensions: H. 0.57 m; W. 0.30 m; D. 0.18 m; H. of relief 0.014 m
Scale: Under life-size
Region: Attica
Period: High Archaic
In Whole: Brother and Sister Stele

Condition: Single fragment

Condition Description: Fragment from right side of tall stele, comprised of four pieces. Some weathering, but surface in generally good condition where preserved. Traces of red paint on background, hair, and pupils of eyes.

Material Description: 'Pentelic' (according to Blüe

Collection History: Acquired in 1901 from the art market.

Sources Used: Antikenmuseum 1988, 86; Boardman 1978a, fig. 232; Richter 1961, 27-29 no. 37, figs. 96-106, 108-109, 190, 204; Blümel 1964, no. 7; Harrison 1956, 25ff.