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Naiskos type stele
Interiors & Serendipity

Naiskos type stele

CHF 20.300,-
$ 21.249£ 17.498€ 20.765

Limestone
Seleukia, Zeugma, 1st century AD
H: 75cm; W: 57cm

Roman travertine female naiskos type stele with rosette in the gable, a basket filled with wool and a garland above it. An inscription in Greek readsΥΓΕΙΑ ΑΛΥΠΕ ΧΑΙΡΕ (HEGHIA ALZPE HAERE) These rare nowadays stele for females is identified by the basket with wool, while male were decorated with an eagle. They are typical of the Zeugma area at the Euphrates river in ancient Seleukia. The area is now flooded for the construction of a dam. Suitable to build into a wall.

Cf. Jörg Wagner, Seleukia am Euphrat/Zeugma, Wiesbaden, 1976.

Condition: Very good. Scattered inactive fungoid stains

Provenance: ex. Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart, Germany, during 19th century

 



Item reference: CL0339