- Identification and Creation
- Object Number
- Dedication to Aphrodite Epekoos for the Seleucid Ruler Demetrius I and his family
- Work Type
- c. 159-150 BCE
- Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Asia, Syria or Phoenicia
- Hellenistic period
- Persistent Link
- Physical Descriptions
- 24.8 x 25.8 x 2.6 cm (9 3/4 x 10 3/16 x 1 in.)
- Inscriptions and Marks
inscription: seven lines, in Greek,
ΥΠΕΡ ΒΑΣΙΛΕΩΣ ΔΗΜΗΤΡΙΟΥ
ΚΑΙ ΒΑΣΙΛΙΣΣΗΣ ΛΑΟΔΙΚΗΣ
ΚΑΙ ΤΩΝ ΤΕΚΝΩΝ
Ὑπὲρ βασιλέως Δημητρίου
καὶ βασιλίσσης Λαοδίκης
καὶ τῶν τέκνων
[Translation, published in ZPE 131 (2000) by O. Hoover: "For the well-being of King Demetrius and Queen Laodice and their children, Apollophanes the son of Apollophanes, the priest, (dedicated) the altar to Aphrodite Epekoos."]
- inscription: seven lines, in Greek,
- Acquisition and Rights
- Credit Line
- Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of Arthur Houghton
- Accession Year
- Object Number
- Asian and Mediterranean Art
- The Harvard Art Museums encourage the use of images found on this website for personal, noncommercial use, including educational and scholarly purposes. To request a higher resolution file of this image, please submit an online request.
- This marble plaque preserves an inscription describing the dedication of an altar for the well-being of Demetrius I Soter (162-150 BCE), his wife Laodice, and their children, made by a priest, Apollophanes, son of Apollophanes, to the goddess Aphrodite Epekoos.
- Publication History
Oliver Hoover, "A Dedication to Aphrodite Epekoos for Demetrius I Soter and His Family", Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik (2000), Vol. 131, p. 106-10.
Pierre-Louis Gatier, "Inscriptions grecques et latines du Proche-Orient: Questions de provanance", Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik (2004), Vol. 147, pp. 139-44.
Christopher Jones, "Cleopatra VII in Teos?", Chiron (2011), Vol. 41, 41-53, pp. 51-53, pl. 2.
This record has been reviewed by the curatorial staff but may be incomplete. Our records are frequently revised and enhanced. For more information please contact the Division of Asian and Mediterranean Art at firstname.lastname@example.org