Sunday, August 2, 2009

Grave stele of Dexileos

This grave stele, dating to around 390 Bc, was put up to honour a young man who died in a battle against the Corinthians 394 Bc. The scene is familiar, a young warrior on horseback killing a fallen enemy. Notice the deep relief, the depth tend to increase during the century until the figures stand out from the stone almost completely.

[Photo edited 100226, the old version can be found here]

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