This is an example of how an artist can create pathos without melodrama. The relief is called The Goodbye and it is a very touching one, though there is no embracing, no kissing, no slobbering. The turning towards each other, the bowed heads, the merest touching of each other, the movement in the man’s feet, nervous to be off—they are enough to show the pain of parting; and to hand it on.
I found this picture of the relief long ago but know nothing more about it. It is certainly from the best time of Greek art. The figures must represent Orpheus and Eurydice. She is being retained in the Underworld by that angel. Orpheus totes his musical instrument. He won’t see her again.