Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
4th-3rd century B.C.E.
9 5/8 × 2 5/16 × 19 in. (24.5 × 5.9 × 48.2 cm) (show scale)
Good Myro, farewell, and good Artemidora, her daughter, farewell.
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Graeco-Egyptian. Funerary Stela, 4th-3rd century B.C.E. Marble, 9 5/8 × 2 5/16 × 19 in. (24.5 × 5.9 × 48.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Evangeline Wilbour Blashfield, Theodora Wilbour, and Victor Wilbour honoring the wishes of their mother, Charlotte Beebe Wilbour, as a memorial to their father, Charles Edwin Wilbour, 16.106. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 16.106_NegA_glass_bw.jpg)
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The lady Myro and her daughter Artemidora stand within a temple facade. Three lines of Greek inscribed below.
The stela is purely Greek with no Egyptian influence whatever and may well have been set up by a Greek temporarily resident in one of the Greek cities in the Delta. Alexandria is a possible find spot for the piece. The piece was probably of excellent quality judging by the scant remains and presents in its simple background and realistic treatment of the draperies a strong contrast to Egyptian work.
Condition: Extremely bad. Due to the great height of the reliefs the surfaces of each figure are almost entirely destroyed. Nothing can be recognized of the features and of the draperies only the details above the feet are preserved. Edges chipped.
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