Description This stele (tombstone) commemorates the death of a woman named Aurelia Artemis. The use of costly, imported marble and the woman's elaborate dress suggest that she came from a wealthy family. The presence of a Greek inscription, as well as the woman's pose, point to a Greek family, possibly Christian, living in southern Egypt.
|6/09/1987||Loan Consideration||examined for loan|
|1/18/1989||Treatment||cleaned; loss compensation|
- Beyond the Pharaohs: Egypt and the Copts in the Second to Seventh Centuries A.D.. Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence; The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1989.
Provenance Dikran Kelekian, New York and Paris, by purchase; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1923, by purchase; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Inscriptions [Transcription] Αὐρηλίαν Ἄρτεμειν θυγατέρα Πασίωνος τὴν γλυκυτάτην ἀσύνκριτον ἐν πᾶσι· εὐψύχι; [Translation] Farewell Aurelia Artemis, Pasion’s daughter, incomparably sweetest among all.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1923
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