Palaiopanagias Street, Paiania - 2021
Palaiopanagias Street, Paiania. YPPOA reports on the discovery of a new marble grave monument, discovered during excavations undertaken for the construction of the New Town Hall of Paiania.
This marble monument was erected in an ancient cemetery located SW of Katsoulerthi hill in Paiania. It is preserved in two pieces, depicting two full-length female figures. The woman on the right (the deceased) is depicted sitting with her feet on a footrest, and she wears a chiton and himation. To the left, the mourning woman holds her head in her left hand.
The iconography is typical of grave reliefs of the fourth century BC, and is comparable with that on the stele of Hegeso from the Kerameikos. This grave relief must predate 317 BC, and the funerary restrictions imposed by Dimitrios of Faliron.
The marble monument was transferred to the Archaeological Museum of Brauron.