<em>False Door Stela</em>, 6th century B.C.E. Limestone, 11 15/16 × 9 7/16 × 2 15/16 in. (30.3 × 24 × 7.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 37.1354E. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: , 37.1354E_PS11.jpg)

False Door Stela

Medium: Limestone

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:6th century B.C.E.

Dimensions: 11 15/16 × 9 7/16 × 2 15/16 in. (30.3 × 24 × 7.5 cm)


Accession Number: 37.1354E

Image: 37.1354E_PS11.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Small limestone stela in the form of a false-door enclosed by a torus-molding, and surmounted by a cavetto-cornice. The details of these architectural elements are not given. The door has six jambs and three lintels. The outermost jambs and top lintel bear an inscription. In incised lines, in Greek. Condition: Large chips out of the cornice and molding. Inscription, in Greek: “I am (the monumental) of Exekestos the son of Choron.”

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