Kerameikos Cemetery Reliefs

Photo I:

A relief of the deceased girl Korallion, shown seated, holding out her hand to her husband. Grave enclosure of the Herakleotai, Street of the Tombs.

Ca. 350 B.C.

Photo II:

A relief of the deceased girl Eukoline, shown with her parents, her grandmother and her dog. Found near the Sacred Way.

Ca. 350 B.C.

Photo III:

Grave relief of Demetria and Pamphile.

The inscription beneath the pediment gives the names of the two dead sisters.

The women, remote and isolated, gaze apathetically at the spectator. They are already in another, transcendental world, far from the things of this life. The pilasters of the naiskos have been restored. It is one of the last tomb stones made before the law passed by Demetrios of Phaleron prohibiting the erection of luxurious tomb monuments.

Ca. 325-310 B.C.