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Ancient Art

Grave Stele

ca. 63 B.C.–A.D. 325

Marble

60.96 × 29.21 × 6.35 cm (24 × 11 1/2 × 2 1/2 in.)
Gift to the Classics Department from the Archaeology Department; Transfer from the Classics Department to the Art Gallery
1949.211
Culture: 
Roman
Period: 
Roman
Classification: 
Sculpture
Provenance: 

The Gallery's records say that the stele was found near Smyrna, by a missionary named Brewer, and brought to Yale before 1836. However, A. Oliver (see below) believes the stele was acquired by Elnathan Gridley in 1827.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.