A stone slab, usually decorated in relief and inscribed. Stelai were made as grave-markers, as votive monuments and for the display of decrees. Their tops may be decorated with a palmette or other floral, or a pediment.
Above left: Fragment of a grave stele with a warrior and youth, about 400-375 BC. New York, Shelby White and Leon Levy collection © New York, Shelby White and Leon Levy collection
Above right: Plaster cast of a votive relief. Ashmolen Museum, Cast Gallery D034 © Asmhmolean Museum