About this object

Marble relief, showing a man seated in right profile on a high-backed throne. He wears a chiton and a mantle over his shoulders. His feet which have sandals on rest on a low stool. It is likely that the figure held an object, possibly a drinking vessel, in his raised left hand. The object may have been shown in paint. The subject is either a deity (Zeus or perhaps Dionysos) or a heroised mortal. This type of relief was likely to have been an offering rather than a funerary sculpture. The recorded findspots for many of these sculptures suggest they were produced in the Ionian workshops of the islands in the Eastern Aegean and in 'East Greece' (modern day Turkey).

Object specifics

  • Type
    Religion
  • Culture
    Greek
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Europe: Southern Europe: Greece
  • Date made
    6th Century BC late
  • Materials
    Marble
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of Col. Joseph W Weld, 1959
  • Collector
    Henry Blundell
  • Place collected
    Europe: Southern Europe: Italy: Rome
  • Date collected
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Measurements
    455 mm x 333 mm
  • Note
    A plaster cast of the relief exists in Sir John Soane's Museum. Similar reliefs in the Berlin, Staatliche Museen, the Kounados mountain Paros relief in the Archaeological Museum of Paros. Waagen and Conze compared the Ince relief to that of the Harpy tomb from Lycia, Turkey in the British Museum.
  • Related people
    Henry Blundell (Collector, previous owner); Alessandro Gregorio Capponi (Previous owner); Joseph William Col Sir Weld (Previous owner)

Ownership

Previous owners

  • Joseph William Col Sir Weld

    Owned from: 1958
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1959
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
  • Henry Blundell

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1810
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
  • Alessandro Gregorio Capponi

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1746
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
Object view = Humanities
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