Greek Funerary Sculpture

Greek Funerary Sculpture

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by Janet Grossman, Getty, J. Paul, Museum Staff
     
 


Much of the sculpture created in ancient Greece that has survived is funerary in nature. These markers commemorating the dead were traditionally placed along roads near the entrances to cities, where they could be seen by all. Although the monuments vary greatly in style, quality, and elaboration, they reach across the millennia speaking the universal language of… See more details below

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Much of the sculpture created in ancient Greece that has survived is funerary in nature. These markers commemorating the dead were traditionally placed along roads near the entrances to cities, where they could be seen by all. Although the monuments vary greatly in style, quality, and elaboration, they reach across the millennia speaking the universal language of human grief.
This illustrated catalogue presents fifty-nine Greek funerary monuments in the Antiquities collection of the Getty Museum. Spanning the Classical and Hellenistic periods, this collection offers new insight into Greek art and society that will be of interest to both scholars and the general public.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780892366125
Publisher:
Getty Publications
Publication date:
01/28/2002
Series:
Getty Trust Publications: J. Paul Getty Museum Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
182
Product dimensions:
9.25(w) x 12.25(h) x 0.80(d)

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