One of the most iconic pieces from the Classical period.

The original stele (below), dating to the 5th century BC and attributed to Kallimachos, was found in 1870 in the Kerameikos in Athens and is now in the National Archaeological Museum in Athens.

The deceased Hegeso, daughter of Proxenos, is shown seated and is looking at a jewellery box which her slavegirl is holding.

The understated intensity of emotion is characteristic of many similar stelai of this time.

The grave stele of Hegeso in the National Archaeological Museum in Athens

dimensions etc Height to the top of the pediment: 42cm Width at widest point: 28cm Depth to the wall when mounted: 3cm. Weight: 3.2 kg
material The material is keramin - a plaster/polymer compound which is then ochred by hand. There are, therefore, slight variations in colour from piece to piece. Should you wish to place it outside, I recommend that you apply a coat of transparent PVA sealant, so that it will be protected from rain and frost damage.
country of origin Made in Greece.

the stele of Hegeso

  • Code: KR-55
  • Status: In Stock
  • £75.00

  • excl tax: £62.50