Stele of a «kosmetes» and of ephebes

Provenance: Athens, «Diogeneion». Height: 1.06 m. Width: 0.68 m. Marble: Pentelic.
Chronology: 117-138 AD. EAM 1468

On a projecting base stand three relief male figures. In the centre, the «kosmetes» is crowned by an ephebe wearing a chlamys. On his right, is shown another ephebe, nude, crowning himself and holding a palm branch; next to him rests a hydria. The background of the representation would have been red initially. At the bottom, a ship with seven oarsmen and a helmsman refers to a «naval battle» contest. The inscription on the shaft of the stele may have been painted.