You are here:

Gravestone in the Form of a Lekythos

Gravestone in the Form of a Lekythos

300s BC

Marble

Overall: 53.7 cm (21 1/8 in.)

Gift of J. H. Wade 1925.1342

Description

This Attic grave marker is in the form of a lekythos, a type of vase commonly left as a grave offering. On it is a scene in relief with inscriptions. At the right a bearded man wearing a himation (cloak), whose name “Timophon” is inscribed, clasps hands with a woman wearing a himation and mantle with the inscribed name “Lysistrate.” Below and between them is a girl identified by an inscription as “Kleippe.” At the left is an unidentified woman, likely a nurse, holding an infant. The scene probably commemorates Lysistrate’s death in childbirth. Her newborn child apparently survived.

See also
Collection: 
GR - Greek
Department: 
Greek and Roman Art
Type of artwork: 
Sculpture
Medium: 
Marble
Credit line: 
Gift of J. H. Wade

Contact us

Request a digital file from image services

To request more information about this object, study images, or bibliography, contact the Ingalls Library Reference Desk.

The information about this object, including provenance information, is based on historic information and may not be currently accurate or complete. Research on objects is an ongoing process, but the information about this object may not reflect the most current information available to CMA. If you notice a mistake or have additional information about this object, please email collectionsdata@clevelandart.org.

Is something not working on this page? Please email help.website@clevelandart.org.