The tall stele has a scene in shallow relief showing a woman with bound hair, wearing a chiton and himation, seated on a cushioned diphros, her feet resting on a foot-stool. A young woman stands before her, similarly fashioned, the pair reaching their right hands forward, fingertips touching. Between the two a young girl with short hair and chiton is kneeling, lifting both hands to the seated figure. This tender scene is set beneath an inscription, DORIAS POSEIDONIOU, ‘Dorias, daughter of Poseidonios’. Surmounted by a simplistic pediment with acroteria. Some chips and surface wear.
Found in Chalcis, Euboea; recorded in the travel notes of Eduard Schaubert, the State Architect and Director of Public Works at the court of Otto, the first king of modern Greece.
Private collection, France; acquired prior to 1994
A.R. Rangabé, ‘Mémoire sur la Partie Méridionale de L’Ile D’Eubée’, Mémoires présentés par divers savants à l’Académie des Inscriptions et Belles-Lettres de L’Institut de France, séries 1, Vol. III (Paris, 1852), pp. 197-201
A.R. Rangabé, Antiquités Helléniques ou Répertoire D’Inscriptions et D’Autres Antiquités, Vol. II (Athens, 1855), no. 2476c
E. Ziebarth (ed.), ‘Inscriptiones Euboeae Insulae’, Inscriptiones Graecae Insularum, Vol. XII, fasc. 9, (Berlin, 1915), no. 1012