Sculpture in Room 17 of the British Museum from the Nereid Monument which takes its name from the 'Nereids', sea-nymphs whose statues were placed between the columns of the monumental tomb. It was built for Erbinna, ruler of Lycian Xanthos, south-west Turkey. Although he was not Greek, Erbinna chose to be buried in a tomb that resembles a Greek temple of the Ionic order. It's a great example of how Hellenic culture spread across the entire Mediterranean area in the Bronze age.
Meduim Pencil on cartridge paper
Artist © Jamie Tweddell