3631 : Statue of a youth wearing a wreath in his hair.
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Probably Pentelic marble. Unknown provenance.
The torches held by the youth and the altar decorated with garlands next
to him are funeral symbols and the figure is therefore thought to be
the personification of Death. The statuette is a version of one of the
two statuettes of the S. Ildefonso, Madrid group, which depict
Hypnos (Sleep) and Thanatos (Death) or according to another view,
Orestes and Pylades.
The work is assigned to the school of Pasiteles
About the end of the 1st c. BC.
Sculpture in the National Archaeological Museum, Athens , Nikolaos Kaltsas
Medieval Greece / Byzantine Empire