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Attic burial stele, 2nd century CE (reign of Hadrian or Antoninus Pius?), Athens (at the foot of the hill of Philopappos?), Marble. Musée d'Art et d'Histoire (Musée du Cinquantenaire, Brussels, Belgium). Made with RealityCapture.
Stele surmounted by a pediment garnished with an antefix in the shape of a palmette and acroteria, decorated with a large rose window. The relief in the niche lined with two pilasters, represents a standing teenager, from the front, the chlamys (coat) on the left shoulder, a familiar pigeon in the left hand, a bullet in the right hand. At the child's feet (the right ankle surrounded by a prophylactic ring called a periskelis) is squatting a long-haired Maltese spitz, a domestic animal for Athenians. On the entablature, the inscription: "Mousonis [Musonius], son of Demetrius, [of the deme] of Lamptrées.
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- MusÃ©e d'Art et d'HistoireAccessed 4 Feb 2019.
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Marchal, G. (2019, February 04). Attic Burial Stele. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image3d/430/attic-burial-stele/
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