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A marble statue of a woman at the AUB Museum

​A marble statue of a woman (Inv.#63.9), exhibited at the AUB Museum, dates back to the Late Roman Period. She wears a long chiton, gathered in folds, opening above the right knee, a short tunic pleated vertically in several parts, and held by a belt just below the breasts. Her head and right arm are missing.

She is standing on a pedestal carved with a Greek inscription:
"Deskulis daughter of Deskulos, to Mên of Artemidôros, possessor of Axiotta, for her children, (in fulfillment of) her wish. "
“Δεσκυλὶς Δεσκύλου
Μηνὶ Ἀρτεμιδώρου Ἀξι-
οττα κατέχοντι ὑπὲρ τῶν
τέκνων εὐχήν"

Stay tuned for more artifacts from the AUB Museum.​

Inv.# 63.9
(Statue: 65x23.5cm,
 Base: 10x27x21cm)
Late Roman Period​

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