- 5th C. BC?, Late Lydian (Persian)?
- Sardis or Museum Inv. No.
- Marble, Stone
- Object Type
- Sculpture Type
- Human Figure
- Syn 63
- Syn MH Spolia
- B-Grid Coordinates
- E45.30 / N17 *97.00
Possibly the right side of a colossal statue or relief. The fragment has a fold falling across the shoulder, another going across the back, and long shallow vertical folds falling down the back. It is at least one and a half times life size.
Because of careful, “un-Roman” chisel workmanship, this could be an early, e.g. 5th C. B.C. piece. Possibly a figure in Oriental dress and perhaps going to the right with an offering, it may be from a relief rather than a statue.
Grayish-white marble with large crystals. According to D. Monna (Aug. 1972, sample XXXVI), the marble is local and resembles a sample taken from quarry 2 (see Ch. 1, “Materials”). Whitmore: compares with Sardis MD quarry group A.
Broken on all sides.
- P.H. 0.475; P.W. 0.455; P. Th. 0.09.
- See Also
- General style and garment recall the Satrap Sarcophagus, Kleemann, Satrapen-Sarkophag,14-24, pls. 4-6, 10 (cloak), 12.