Stela

1972.289

On display

A finely worked limestone stela with a curved top. The upper part is delicately carved with a pattern including foliage. In the central register is a cross within a circle flanked by palm columns. At the bottom of the stela are three lines of Greek inscription suggesting it is a funerary stela. Text translated by Chrissy Partheni: "for the memory and rest of ? (name of the deceased may be Farmouthia, but the last letters are unclear)". There is now a piece of stone missing from the top centre.