Hephaestion Relief



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.

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Maenad, National Museum, Athens

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A statue of a sleeping Maenad made from Pentelic marble. It was found near the Acropolis. Presumably adorned a luxury residence. The Maenad is asleep, lying on a panther skin, spread on a rocky surface. The type is known as the reclining Hermaphrodite. Time of the emperor Hadrian (117- 138 AD) - National Museum of Athens.


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Emperor Hadrian, Piraeus Museum

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Colossal statue of the Emperor Hadrian wearing a breastplate. The identification of the statue is based on the decoration of the breastplate (figures of Victory placing wreaths on a palladion - a statue of Athena with the she-wolf of Rome at the bottom). The statue was probably destined for export. 2nd century AD.

Funerary oinochoe, Piraeus museum

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Marble funerary urn in the shape of an 'oinochoe', dated to the 3rd quarter of the 4th century BC, with the representation of a 'farewell' scene.  A seated woman is offering her right hand in farewell to a man standing in front of her. Behind her are figures of relatives.
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Grave stele from Lesbos, Piraeus Museum

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The upper part of the stele, with palmette, of Diogenes son of Apollonides, from Pyrrha on Lesbos. The delicate workmanship of the palmette stands out thanks to the good state of preservation of the paint, especially the blue background of the stele. First half of 4th century BC.