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Funerary Art from Europe

Funerary Art, Europe

Works of Art (83)

Bust of Marie de France, ca. 1381, Jean de Liège (Franco-Netherlandish, Île-de-France, Saint-Denis, Abbey Church of Saint-Denis, Chapel of Notre-Dame-la-Blanche, Marble, lead insets, traces of polychromy (41.100.132)
Akroterion of the grave monument of Timotheos and Nikon, ca. 350–325 B.C. Greek, Attic, Marble (07.286.107)
Anthropoid sarcophagus, last quarter of 5th century B.C.; Classical, Greco-Phoenician; From a tomb at Amathus, Marble (74.51.2452)
Asiatic garland sarcophagus, Mid-Imperial, Severan period, 200–225 A.D., Roman, Marble (70.1)
Bell-krater (mixing bowl), ca. 350–325 B.C.; red-figure, Attributed to the Archidamos subgroup of the Chevron Group, Greek, South Italian, Apulian, Terracotta (96.18.22)
Bronze hydria (water jar), 5th century B.C.; Classical, Greek (06.1078)
Centuripe vase, 3rd–2nd century B.C., Greek, Sicilian, Centuripe, Terracotta (53.11.5)
Cinerary chest with lid, Imperial, Flavian or Trajanic, ca. 90–110 A.D., Roman, Marble (27.122.2a,b)
Cinerary urn with lid, ca. 500 B.C.; Archaic, Etruscan, Campanian, Bronze (40.11.3a,b)
Cinerary urn, 2nd century B.C.; Hellenistic, Etruscan, Terracotta (96.9.223a,b)
Cinerary urn, Julio-Claudian, first half of 1st century A.D., Roman; said to have been excavated from a tomb near Anagni, Marble (2002.297, 2002.568)
Cinerary urn, late 4th or early 3rd century B.C., Etruscan, Alabaster (96.9.225a,b)
Cista with Amazonomachy, 4th–3rd centuries B.C., Italic, Bronze (96.18.1)
Cista with Herakles Amazonomachy, 4th–3rd centuries B.C., Italic, Bronze (22.84.2)
Endymion sarcophagus, Mid-Imperial, Severan, early 3rd century A.D., Roman, Marble (47.100.4)
Figure Bottle, 3rd–5th century, Peru; Moche, Ceramic, slip, pigment (64.228.43)
Five Appliqués in the Shape of a Cross, ca. 600, Langobardic; From Castel Trosino, central Italy, Gold (95.15.79.–83)
Fragment of a limestone relief with enthroned couple, Late Classical or Hellenistic, 4th–3rd century B.C., Greek, South Italian, Tarentine, Limestone (1996.151.1)

Fragment of a limestone relief with standing figure, Late Classical or Hellenistic, 4th–3rd century B.C., Greek, South Italian, Tarentine, Limestone (1996.151.2)

Fragment of a limestone relief with two standing figures, Late Classical or Hellenistic, 4th–3rd century B.C., Greek, South Italian, Tarentine, Limestone (1996.305)
Fragment of a sarcophagus with a seated figure, ca. 250 A.D., Roman; Probably northern Asia Minor, Marble (18.108)
Fragment of a Sarcophagus, 700s?, Frankish; From the Monastery of Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert, southwestern France, Stone (25.120.590)
Front of a limestone block from the stepped base of a funerary monument, mid-6th century B.C.; Archaic, Signed by Phaidimos, Greek, Attic, Limestone (16.174.6)
Funerary altar of Cominia Tyche, Flavian or Trajanic, ca. 90–100 A.D., Roman, Marble (38.27)
Funerary altar, 14–68; Julio-Claudian, Roman, Marble (25.78.29)
Funerary plaque, ca. 520–510 B.C.; Archaic, black-figure, Greek, Attic, Terracotta (54.11.5)
Funerary relief, ca. 325–300 B.C., Greek, South Italian, Tarentine, Limestone (29.54)
Funerary slab with a man controlling a rearing horse, Hellenistic, second half of 3rd century B.C., Greek; from the Soldiers' Tomb, Ibrahimieh necropolis, Alexandria, excavated 1884, Limestone, paint (04.17.3)
Funerary slab with a soldier and two girls, Hellenistic, second half of 3rd century B.C., Greek; from the Soldiers' Tomb, Ibrahimieh necropolis, Alexandria, excavated 1884, Limestone, paint (04.17.4)
Funerary slab with a soldier taking a kantharos from his attendant, Hellenistic, second half of 3rd century B.C., Greek; from the Soldiers' Tomb, Ibrahimieh necropolis, Alexandria, excavated 1884, Limestone, paint (04.17.6)
Funerary slab with a soldier, Hellenistic, second half of 3rd century B.C., Greek; from the Soldiers' Tomb, Ibrahimieh necropolis, Alexandria, excavated 1884, Limestone, paint (04.17.5)
Funerary stele (shaft) surmounted by two sphinxes, last quarter of 5th century B.C.; Classical, Cypriot; Said to be from the necropolis at Golgoi, Limestone (74.51.2499)
Funerary stele with a seated man and two standing figures, Early Hellenistic, late 4th–early 3rd century B.C., Greek; from the Soldiers' Tomb, Ibrahimieh necropolis, Alexandria, excavated 1884, Limestone, paint (04.17.2)
Funerary stele with a woman in childbirth, Early Hellenistic, late 4th–early 3rd century B.C., Greek; from the Soldiers' Tomb, Ibrahimieh necropolis, Alexandria, excavated 1884, Limestone, paint (04.17.1)
Gold Box Ring Surmounted by a Scarab, ca. 330–310 B.C., Greek, Classical, Gold (2010.226)
Grave stele of a little girl, ca. 450–440 B.C., Greek, Parian marble (27.45)
Grave stele of a youth and a little girl, ca. 530 B.C.; Archaic, Greek, Attic, Parian marble (11.185a-c,f,g)
Grave stele with a family group, ca. 360 B.C.; Classical, Greek, Attic, Pentelic marble (11.100.2)
Kantharos (drinking cup with high handles), ca. 325–300 B.C.; red-figure, Attributed to the Painter of Bari 5981, Greek, South Italian, Apulian, Terracotta (06.1021.233)
Krater, ca. 750–700 B.C.; Geometric, Attributed to the Hirschfeld Workshop, Greek, Attic, Terracotta (14.130.14)
Large cista, mid-4th century B.C., Italic, Bronze (22.84.1)
Larnax (chest-shaped coffin), mid-13th century B.C.; Late Minoan IIIB, Minoan; Greece, Crete, Terracotta (1996.521a,b)
Lekanis (dish) with lid and finial, second half of 3rd century B.C., Greek, Sicilian, Centuripe, Terracotta (30.11.4a–c)
Lekythos (oil flask), ca. 450 B.C.; white-ground, Attributed to the Sabouroff Painter, Greek, Attic, Terracotta (21.88.17)
Lekythos (oil flask), ca. 480–470 B.C.; red-figure Attributed to the Tithonos Painter Greek, Attic Terracotta (25.78.2)
Lid of a funerary altar, late 1st century B.C., Roman, Marble (1997.271)
Loutrophoros (ceremonial vase for water), third quarter of 4th century B.C.; red-figure, Attributed to the Metope Painter, Greek, South Italian, Apulian, Terracotta (1995.45.1)
Marble sarcophagus with garlands and the myth of Theseus and Ariadne, ca. 130–150 A.D., Roman, Hadrianic or early Antonine, Marble, Luni and Pentelic (90.12a,b)
Mourner, ca. 1453, Étienne Bobillet (Franco-Netherlandish); Paul de Mosselman (Franco-Netherlandish), French, Alabaster (17.190.386,389)
Mouth-piece, Cypro-Archaic or Cypro-Classical, late 6th–5th century B.C., Cypriot; from Cyprus, Gilded silver (74.51.3004)
Oinochoe (jug), ca. 325–300 B.C.; red-figure, Attributed to the Stuttgart Group, Greek, South Italian, Apulian, Terracotta (06.1021.209)
Oinochoe (jug), ca. 325–300 B.C.; red-figure, Attributed to the Stuttgart Group, Greek, South Italian, Apulian, Terracotta (06.1021.211)
Pelike (jar), ca. 330–310 B.C.; red-figure, Close in style to the Underworld Painter, Greek, South Italian, Apulian, Terracotta (06.1021.228)
Plaque with bilingual inscription, Early Imperial, 1st century A.D., Roman, Cypriot; said to be from Larnaca (Kition), Cyprus, Limestone (74.51.2393)
Pomegranate, Classical, 5th–4th century B.C., Greek, Terracotta (24.97.110)
Project for a Wall Tomb for Pope Julius II, Michelangelo Buonarroti (Italian), Pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash, over leadpoint or black chalk and ruling (62.93.1)
Relief fragment, Imperial, 1st–2nd century A.D., Roman; found at Sardis, Marble (26.199.63)
Reliquary in the Shape of a Sarcophagus, carved 400–600, Byzantine, Marble (2002.483.3a,b)
Ring, late 4th or early 3rd century B.C.; Late Classical or Hellenistic, Etruscan, Gold (03.24.34)
Sarcophagus lid (kline), Mid-Imperial, Severan, 220 A.D., Roman, Marble (1993.11.1)
Sarcophagus lid, 6th century B.C., Klazomenian, Terracotta (21.169.1)
Sarcophagus with a Greek physician, early 300s, Roman; Ostia, Italy, Marble (48.76.1)
Sarcophagus with Scenes from the Lives of Saint Peter and Christ, early 300s (with modern restoration), Roman, Marble (1991.366)
Sarcophagus with the contest between the Muses and the Sirens, Late Imperial, Gallienic, third quarter of 3rd century A.D., Roman; in the Villa Nero, Rome, about 1640; later, in the Giardino Torrigiani, Florence, Pentelic marble (10.104)
Sarcophagus, ca. 475–460 B.C.; Classical, Cypriot; Said to be from the necropolis at Golgoi, Limestone (74.51.2451)
Sarcophagus, Imperial, late 2nd–mid-3rd century A.D., Roman, Lead (65.148)
Statue of a kouros (youth), ca. 590–580 B.C.; Archaic, Greek, Attic, Naxian marble (32.11.1)
Statue of a young woman and a girl from a grave monument, ca. 320 B.C., Greek, Attic, Marble (44.11.2,.3)
Statuette of a bull, Archaic, late 6th century B.C., Greek, Boeotian; from the Kabeirion at Thebes, Bronze (20.210)
Statuette of a standing maiden, late 6th century B.C., Etruscan; Italy, Etruria, Bronze (17.190.2066)
Strigilated sarcophagus, Late Severan, 220 A.D., Roman, Marble (2005.258)
Table Top, 400–600, Byzantine; Said to be from Rome, Italy, Marble (47.100.50)
Terracotta Hadra hydria (water jar) with figural medallion, 3rd century B.C.; Ptolemaic, Greek (90.9.67)
Terracotta Hadra hydria (water jar) with funerary inscription, 226–225 B.C.; Ptolemaic, Greek (90.9.5)
Thymiaterion (incense burner) with Marsyas, late 4th century B.C.; Classical, Etruscan, Bronze (1972.118.87)
Tomb Effigy of Ermengol VII, 1320–1340, Spanish; From the Church of Santa María de Bellpuiq de las Avellanes, Catalonia, Limestone, polychromy (28.95)
Tomb Effigy of Jean d'Alluye, mid-13th century, French; Made in Loire Valley, Limestone (25.120.201)
The Tomb of Sir Walter Scott, in Dryburgh Abbey, 1844, William Henry Fox Talbot (British), Salted paper print from paper negative (1997.382.4)
Tomb Plaque, 400–800, Byzantine or Visigothic; Probably made in Spain, Terracotta (1985.147)
Tour Magne, Nîmes, 1853, printed ca. 1861, Édouard Baldus (French, born Prussia), Albumen silver print from paper negative (2005.100.364.41)
Triumph of Dionysos and the Seasons Sarcophagus, ca. 260–270, Roman, Marble (55.11.5)
Volute-krater (mixing bowl), ca. 330–310 B.C.; red-figure, Attributed to the Baltimore Painter, Greek, South Italian, Apulian, Terracotta (69.11.7)
Volute-krater (vase for mixing wine and water), ca. 320–310 B.C.; red-figure, Attributed to the Capodimonte Painter, Greek, South Italian, Apulian, Terracotta (56.171.63)
Votive plaque, Imperial, probably 3rd century A.D., Roman, Lead (21.88.175)
Wall painting fragment, 2nd–3rd century A.D., Roman, Fresco (92.11.10)