Funerary stele depicting a lion Last quarter of the 2nd century Gunékeui (near Gédiz, in KizilDagh), Marble. Musée du Cinquantenraire (Brussels, Belgium). Made with ReMake and ReCap Pro from AutoDesk.
The central panel represents a closed door with two richly molded doors and a lock whose part of g. imitates a leaf of vine. The lower cassettes are decorated with a stocky vase (urceus), as well as a door ring. The jamb is decorated with plant motifs and is itself included in a smooth frame whose horizontal banner contains the epitaph: “Marcos Sestullios Sévéros honored Mr. Sestullios Pindaros, his foster father”.
In the pediment in the shape of a half-hexagon, is inscribed a half-circle, hollowed out in a niche. A squatting lion, an animal of Cybele, was to scare the grave robbers. Since the Sestulii managed domains in the Altintash Plain, the stele probably comes from this area.
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