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2744 : Fallen warriors memorial. Relief plaque. Pentelic marble.

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Found west of Athens near Dipylon. This is the top of a public memorial of fallen warriors.
The preserved part of the relief depicts a foot hoplite and a rider
attacking a naked opponent, who kneels on the ground holding his shield.
The image originally continued to left, possibly with another pair
of fighting warriors. According to the inscription below the relief,
its theme is inspired by the battles of the Athenians in Corinth and Boeotia.
The beginning of a list of the fallen Athenian warriors arranged according
to tribes appears in smaller letters below the relief.
394 / 3 B.C.

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