Collection: Athens, National Archaeological Museum
Title: Relief from honorary decree (Athens, NM 2952 and Athens, NM 2961)
Context: Possibly from Athens
Summary: Relief from honorary decree
Object Function: Honorary
Material: Marble
Sculpture Type: Stele, relief-decorated
Category: Separated fragments
Style: Late Classical
Technique: Low relief
Original or Copy: Original
Date: ca. 350 BC - ca. 325 BC
Scale: Miniature (pictorial field)
Region: Attica
Period: Late Classical

Subject Description: Athena, standing 3/4-view to right, wearing a chiton with a long kolpos, an aegis with a small gorgoneion, and an Attic helmet (crest overlapping entablature), holds her spear (missing, but probably painted?) in her upraised left hand, and raises her right hand to crown the honorand(s); her body partially obscures her shield, which leans on her left side; two honorands, each a small, bearded male figure, standing nearly frontal, with weight on his left leg, wearing a himation wrapped around his waist, draped over his left shoulder, and bunched in his bent left arm, holds his right hand held to his chest.

Form & Style: The relief is framed by antae, of which the left one is preserved on Athens, NM 2952, with a width tapering up from 0.038 m to 0.033 m, with schematic rhomboid capitals (H. 0.008 m), supporting an entablature with antefixes (H. 0.035 m), and the relief is framed below by a moulding (H. 0.425 m) comprised of a plain taenia above an ovolo.

Condition: Fragmentary

Condition Description: Two joining fragments (Athens, NM 2952 and Athens, NM 2961

Material Description: White, medium-grained marble