The permanent exhibition of the Epigraphical Museum
Inscribed base of the funerary monuments of Xenophantos
This is the base of a statue that stood over the grave of the young Athenian Xenophantos. The statue's missing plinth was inserted in the cavity, which is visible on the top of the base. In the simple epigram, which is carved on the obverse, Kleoboulos, who ordered this statue to commemorate his son Xenophantos, recalls his son's virtue and good behaviour and mourns his premature death. The inscription is carved in five lines with large dense letters, characteristic of the Archa?c period. The signature of the famous sculpture Aristion from Paros is preserved on the side of the base.