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A World of Emotions

Funerary Stele with Epigram for Zoe, daughter of Peneios

The twenty-line epigram informs us that eighteen-year-old Zoe died after marriage, giving birth to a premature baby, who “left the sunlight behind without ever crying.” The two were separated too early from parents and grandparents. Zoe’s tearful father set up the grave stele with his beloved wife.


Larissa, Diachronic Museum © Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports - Archaeological Receipts Fund


3rd Century AD



Height: 148 cm
Width: 34 cm
Depth: 11 cm

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