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715. Grave stele. Pentelic marble. Found on Aegina.

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A standing youth, the head in profile, holds a small bird in his left
hand and extends his right towards a hanging cage. He is accompanied by
a sorrowful young attendant, who rests against a pillar with a crouching
cat at top. The horizontal moulding of the stele has a relief band of palmettes
and lotus flowers.
Exquisite work of an artist who was possibly trained in the workshop of
the sculptor Agorakritos and worked also on the Parthenon frieze.
430 - 420 B.C.

National Archaeological Museum, Athens, Greece

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