No. D 139-149
Date Range: 4th century BC
L. 80m, double series
Material: limestone
Collection: Vienna, Kunsthistorisches Museum

  • Besiegement of fortified town
  • The emperor and his wife on their throne
  • Threatened gate
  • Refugees with their possessions

Originally this relief decorated the Heroon, a burial site of an unknown Lycian local ruler. Several militant scenes are shown on 156 panels. On the west wall of the relief „a siege of a bastioned city“ is displayed. The main characters in this scene are the enthroned ruler, the servant with a sunshade as well as the praying commander, who do not participate in the war. In addition, a sacrifice of a ram is shown, which is carried out by a kneeling servant.
The other panel shows fleeing citizens, who try to save their belongings. Further military scenes reflect a large range of ancient weapons and suits of armour, for example, Egyptian sickle swords, Hittite head coverings and Greek armaments for hoplites.

(P.B.-M.W.)

Literatur

W. Oberleitner, Das Heroon von Trysa (Mainz 1994)
A.M. Snodgrass, Wehr und Waffen im antiken Griechenland (Mainz 1976)
H.D. Szemethy, Die Erwerbungsgeschichte des Heroons von Trysa (Wien 2005)

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