Tombstone of ‘Choirile’ (Volos Λ55)

Painted stele with reconstruction

© HMCS, EFA Magnesias, photo: M. Stamatopoulou

A woman sits on a cushioned stool facing right, her feet on a footstool; although the surface is worn, traces of pink are preserved on many areas of her dress. She takes something from a box held by a young female slave who stands in front of an altar in an open-air setting. The tree has lush foliage, and incense burns on the altar. A herm is painted below the figured scene. Such offering scenes in a domestic setting were a popular theme in the funerary art of Demetrias.