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Hephaestion Relief 
13th-Nov-2011 11:01 pm

This is a copy of the Hephaestion Relief in the Thessaloniki Museum, which system1988 very, very kindly sent to me. It dates to 330-320 BC and is a contemporary, identified portrait of Hephaestion. The inscription says 'To the hero Hephaestion from Diogenes'. Diogenes is believed to be one of the 10,000 Macedonians who returned with Craterus. The relief is believed to come from a temple to Hephaestion in Pella.

16th-Nov-2011 12:33 am (UTC)
Ah, I never saw such a big and beautiful picture of this relief. Thank you so much, system1988!
16th-Nov-2011 05:26 pm (UTC)
Glad you liked it!
16th-Nov-2011 05:57 pm (UTC)
I am also glad you like it! It indeed went through a long journey to reach Kizzikat. Its great historical importance - even though it is a common relief- that derives by its epigraphy is unmatched.
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