Grave stele of Hegeso

See the mastery of form developed in the Classical period translated to private art on this solemn gravestone.


Grave stele of Hegeso, c. 410 B.C.E., marble and paint, from the Dipylon Cemetery, Athens, 5′ 2″ (National Archaeological Museum, Athens)

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This stele at the National Archaeological Museum, Athens

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Cite this page as: Dr. Steven Zucker and Dr. Beth Harris, "Grave stele of Hegeso," in Smarthistory, December 13, 2015, accessed September 22, 2023,