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Greek (Smyrna)

( 2nd - 1st century B.C. )

Funeral stele for Apion, son of Bion

Late Hellenistic

Limestone

48 x 34 cm (18 ⁷/₈ x 13 ³/₈ inches)

Private collection, USA

Dr Andrew Turnbull, circa 1777
Maxwell Garthshore, M.D., F.R.S., F.A.S., circa 1800
Sold Sotheby’s, 30 April 1915
A. Boeckhius, Corpus inscriptionum Graecarum, auctoritate et impensis academiae litterarum regiae Borussicae, Berlin, 1843, vol. 2 p. 756, no. 3273
T. Combe, ‘Observations on a Greek Sepulchral Monument in the Possession of Maxwell Garthshore, M.D.F.R.S. (=’Fellow of the Royal Society’, JL) and F.A.S. (= ‘Fellow of the Antiquarian Society’, JL)’, Archaeologia 13 (1800), pp. 280-289
F. Th. Welcker, Praemissa sunt epigrammata Graeca ex marmoribus collecta, Bonn, 1819, pp. 11-12, no. 15
Sylloge epigrammatum Graecorum ex marmoribus et libris collegit et illustravit F. Th. Welcker, 2nd edition, Bonn, 1828, pp. 48-50, no. 39

Greek (Smyrna)