Afterlives: Greek Funerary Art in the Met

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Paul Zanker

The Met is home to one of the finest collections of Greek funerary monuments outside of Greece. In ancient Greece, these visual expressions of mourning allowed the living to commemorate and communicate with the dead. Today, they offer a wealth of information about the deceased, including their social status, material belongings, and how they wanted to be remembered. This richly illustrated volume by the renowned author Paul Zanker presents more than 50 outstanding examples of funerary monuments, created from the 7th–2nd century B.C. and representing a variety of media and geographical regions.

Paul Zanker

The Met is home to one of the finest collections of Greek funerary monuments outside of Greece. In ancient Greece, these visual expressions of mourning allowed the living to commemorate and communicate with the dead. Today, they offer a wealth of information about the deceased, including their social status, material belongings, and how they wanted to be remembered. This richly illustrated volume by the renowned author Paul Zanker presents more than 50 outstanding examples of funerary monuments, created from the 7th–2nd century B.C. and representing a variety of media and geographical regions.

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  • Publisher: The Scala
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  • Pages: 192
  • Illustrations: 150
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 9" x 10"
  • ISBN: 9781588397478
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