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Final Farewell: The Culture of Death and the Afterlife

The Spectacle of Death: Funerary Customs in Ancient Greece and Italy

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Funerary Statue of a LadyFunerary Statue of a Lady

This funerary statue depicts an idealized portrait of the deceased, an elite woman from the Roman province of Syria. Her image shows a fusion of different cultural styles: her pudicitia (Latin for modesty) pose and garments are Greek while her jewelry is Near Eastern, either Syrian or Parthian.

Funerary Statue of a Lady
Roman, Late Antonine Period
ca. 165–200 C.E.
Northern Syria
Limestone
(76.164)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Adler

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