My favorite object at the Harvard Art Museums

An ancient Greek grave stele of a young girl:

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The description reads:

Melisto, daughter of Ktesikrates, holds a doll in her left hand and a bird in the right, and looks down toward the furry little dog springing up at her from the right. She wears a simple girt chiton, like a nightgown.

A girl with a doll and her pets.  So much more interesting than busts of Roman emperors.

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