Funerary naiskos of Aristonautes
Pentelic marble. 350325 BCE.
H. 2.48 m, W. 1.55 m.
Inv. No. 738.
Athens, National Archaeological Museum Photo by Ilya Shurygin

Funerary naiskos of Aristonautes.

Pentelic marble. 350325 BCE.
H. 2.48 m, W. 1.55 m.
Inv. No. 738.

Athens, National Archaeological Museum
(Αθήνα, Εθνικό Αρχαιολογικό Μουσείο)

Origin:
Ancient cemetry of the Kerameikos, Athens, 20 Dec. 1861.
Description:
A young Athenian warrior, wearing a chlamys and with full military equipment, is depicted in the battle field. He carries a shield on his left arm and will have held a sword in his right hand. The dramatic facial expression and sinewy body recall works by the sculptor Skopas. The name of the fallen warrior, who died unmarried, is inscribed on the epistyle: ΑΡΙΣΤΟΝΑΥΤΗΣ ΑΡΧΗΝΑΥΤΟ ΑΛΑΙΕΥΣ (Ἀριστοναύτης Ἀρχινάυτο[υ] Ἁλαιεὺς  Aristonautes son of Archenautes of the deme of Halai).
Literature:
Πιττάκης Κ. Σ., Νεκρικαί Επιγραφαί, Αρχαιολογική Εφημερίς, (1862), σ. 21, αρ. 40, σ. 35, πίν Ηʹ ΑΒ;
P. Arndt W. Amelung (Hrsg.), Photographische Einzelaufnahmen Antiker Sculpturen (München 18931947) Cat. no. 695 697;
H. Brunn F. Bruckmann, Denkmäler griechischer und römischer Skulptur I (München 1902) Cat. no. 470;
A. von Salis, Das Grabmal des Aristonautes, 84. Berliner Winckelmannsprogramm, Berlin, 1926;
H. Diepolder, Die attischen Grabreliefs des 5. und 4. Jhs. v. Chr. (1931) 52 Taf. 50;
Chr. Clairmont, Classical Attic Tombstones (1993) No. 1460;
P. Moreno, Scultura ellenistica I, Ρώμη, 1994, σσ. 8590, εικ. 104;
Ν. Καλτσάς, Εθνικό Αρχαιολογικό Μουσείο. Τα Γλυπτά, Αθήνα, 2001, σσ. 204205, αρ. 410;
N. Kaltsas, Sculpture in the National Archaeological Museum, Athens, The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles 2002, pp. 204205.
Credits:
2014. Photo: Ilya Shurygin.
Data: museum annotation.
Keywords: Pentelic marble naiskos aedicula grave funerary stele of Aristonautes kerameikos athenian warrior chiton chlamys round shield parma pilos helmet headpiece armor armour cuirass pteryges Aristonautes son of Archenautos of Alaieus from the Deme of Halai Alaieus Aixonides Inv No 738 IG II 2 5462
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