Greco-Roman Stela of a Banquet Scene

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Geoffrey Marchal
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published on 09 September 2021
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Greco-Roman votive stela, 4th century BCE. Marble.

This relief combines two motifs: a banquet scene and a devotional scene. In the center, a bearded man is lying on a banquet bed, holding in his left hand a rhyton, a drinking vessel of Persian origin. On her bed, a seated woman pushes a section of her coat away from her face, a gesture that designates her as his wife. On the right, a butler fills a jug with wine by drawing from a krater, completing the banquet scene. To the left is a separate group, made up of a couple, the man before the woman, and their two children. The hero or god, whose exact identity cannot be established without registration, appears as an eternal banqueter accompanied by his wife. The family who erected the monument is represented paying homage to it.

Musée d’Art et d’Histoire (Musée du Cinquantenaire, Brussels, Belgium). Made of 315 pictures with RealityCapture.

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