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Grave stele of Iostrate
Pentelic marble; chiseled
Metres: 1.35 (height), 0.59 (width)
circa 350 BC
Historical; Greek Classical; Attic; mid-4th century BC
Area of Origin: Attica; Greece
Area of Use: Attica; Greece
The Greek World, third floor

Description: Elaborate grave monuments such as this one were a major form of sculptural art in the Classical period. This marble relief, from the fourth century BC, commemorates a woman named Iostrate, who is depicted looking into a jewel box held by her servant girl.

Publications: 1. J.W. Graham. December 1957. "A Greek Grave Relief." ROMBulletin 26. 2-4, pl. 1.
2. T.A. Heinrich. 1963. Art Treasures in the ROM. 98-99, with illustration.
2. C.C.Vermeule. 1981. Greek and Roman Sculpture in America. no.88.
3. J. Frel. 1969. Let Sculpteurs attiques anonymers 430-300. 49, no.343 ("le sculpteur d'Ontario")
4. B.F.Cook. 1969. An Attic Grave Stele in New York. AP IX, 68, note 33.
5. 1988. Illustrated: Ontario Curriculum Guideline, Ancient Greek. ill. on p.10.

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