Hellenistic gravestones

Relief gravestones of the 3rd-1st cent. BC are almost wholly confined to the East Greek world. The commonest type is tall, with a fine architectural setting, and a big figure of the dead with small attendants. Another type, a broad rectangle, presents the dead as a hero, usually at a feast - the 'Death Feast' or 'Totenmahl' reliefs.

Gravestone of athlete
  • Gravestone of an athlete, leaning on a herm and with an attendant. From Rhodes. 3rd century BC.
Gravestone of princess
  • Gravestone of a princess with attendants, a tall torch and a cornucopia on a pillar. 2nd century BC.
Gravestone of youth as hero
  • Gravestone of a youth shown as a hero at hunt, with his horse, dog and attendants. From Smyrna. 3rd/2nd c. BC.
Gravestone of man with wife & child
  • Gravestone of a man, shown at feast with his wife and children. From Byzantium. 2nd/1st c. BC.

Page 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10