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Funerary Stele Showing a Banquet Scene From Thasos Greece

Funerary Stele Showing a Banquet Scene From Thasos Greece

Marble Funerary Stele from Thasos, Greece, dating back to approximately 480-450 BCE. This ancient stele is delicately carved and features a banquet scene. The stele has been thoughtfully isolated against a black background to enhance its visibility and focus. The central theme of the stele is the depiction of a banquet or feast, which was a common motif in ancient Greek funerary art. In this scene, you see figures elegantly carved in bas-relief, reclining on couches and partaking in the banquet. These figures are portrayed in various postures, reflecting the convivial atmosphere of the gathering. The carving on the marble may exhibit some signs of age and weathering, which can add to the historical and archaeological significance of the artifact. Such funerary steles served as a way to commemorate and honor the deceased, often depicting scenes related to their life or interests. This image offers a glimpse into the art and culture of ancient Greece during the 5th century BCE, capturing a moment of social interaction and celebration from the distant past.

Image ID#: 32748 / Category: Arts, Architecture / Price: 499$
Funerary Stele Showing a Banquet Scene From Thasos Greece
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