Marble grave stele of a little girl

Classical Greek (450-440 BC)

Height: 80 cm

The dead girl is shown saying farewell to her pet doves. Her peplos (dress) is unbelted and falls open at the side. It is a beautifully carved stele, particularly the girls hair and the haunting expression on her face. This piece was found on Paros in 1785. A beautiful and poignant piece.  

Source:The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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