Greek & Roman Relief Tombstones Photos

Greek & Roman graves were often marked by vertical slabs carved with a relief portrait of the deceased. Most slab carvings, however, left an uncarved frame to protect the central relief. Some relief carvings of the era are included for comparison.

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Greek marble grave markers & vessels at Getty Museum Villa. Malibu, CA.Grave relief of Artemon at Glyptothek. Munich, Germany.Gravestone of girl called Planon from Athens at Glyptothek. Munich, Germany.Munich Votive Relief from Greece shows family approaching Asclepius, god of healing, & his daughter Hygeia at Glyptothek. Munich, Germany.
Greek marble grave markers & vessels (c375-300 BCE) at Getty Museum Villa. Malibu, CA.Grave relief of Artemon (c350 BCE) at Glyptothek. Munich, Germany.Gravestone of girl called Planon (doll) (c310 BCE) from Athens at Glyptothek. Munich, Germany.Munich Votive Relief (c200 BCE) from Greece shows family approaching Asclepius, god of healing, & his daughter Hygeia at Glyptothek. Munich, Germany.
Greek marble gravestone of woman with attendant at Getty Museum Villa. Malibu, CA.Roman marble funerary relief for two men & a woman at San Antonio Museum of Art. San Antonio, TX.Roman marble funerary relief for two men & a woman with names at San Antonio Museum of Art. San Antonio, TX.Roman stone funerary stele of Doryphoros from northern Syria at Papal Palace. Avignon, France.
Greek marble gravestone of woman with attendant (100 BCE) at Getty Museum Villa. Malibu, CA.Roman marble funerary relief for two men & a woman (late 1stC BCE-early 1stC CE) at San Antonio Museum of Art. San Antonio, TX.Roman marble funerary relief for two men & a woman with names (late 1stC BCE-early 1stC CE) at San Antonio Museum of Art. San Antonio, TX.Roman stone funerary stele of Doryphoros (2nd-3rd C) from northern Syria at Papal Palace. Avignon, France.
Roman marble stele with figures & epitaph of Licinia Flavilla & Sextus Adgennius Macrinus from Nimes house beside amphitheater at Musée de la Romanité. Nimes, France.Detail of Roman marble stele with figures & epitaph of Licinia Flavilla & Sextus Adgennius Macrinus from Nimes house beside amphitheater at Musée de la Romanité. Nimes, France.Roman marble gravestone with Tatianos & Tation from Phrygia at Getty Museum Villa. Malibu, CA.Limestone votive stele to Saturn from Roman Tunisia in Yale Art Gallery. New Haven, CT.
Roman marble stele with figures & epitaph of Licinia Flavilla & Sextus Adgennius Macrinus (end 1st - early 2nd C) from Nimes house beside amphitheater at Musée de la Romanité. Nimes, France.Detail of Roman marble stele with figures & epitaph of Licinia Flavilla & Sextus Adgennius Macrinus (end 1st - early 2nd C) from Nimes house beside amphitheater at Musée de la Romanité. Nimes, France.Roman marble gravestone with Tatianos & Tation (150-175 CE) from Phrygia at Getty Museum Villa. Malibu, CA.Limestone votive stele to Saturn from Roman Tunisia (3rd C A.D.) in Yale Art Gallery. New Haven, CT.
Funerary stele of Lyonese ladies at Gallo Roman Museum. Lyon, France.Grave stone carved with horse-drawn chariot on Roman Road at Trier Archaeological Museum. Trier, Germany.Roman carved relief of horse pushing a mowing machine for harvesting grain at Trier Archaeological Museum. Trier, Germany.Roman corner mask of woman from funeral edifice at Gallo Roman Museum. Lyon, France.
Funerary stele of Lyonese ladies (3rdC) at Gallo Roman Museum. Lyon, France.Grave stone carved with horse-drawn chariot on Roman Road (early 3rdC) at Trier Archaeological Museum. Trier, Germany.Roman carved relief (2ndC) of horse pushing a mowing machine for harvesting grain at Trier Archaeological Museum. Trier, Germany.Roman corner mask of woman from funeral edifice at Gallo Roman Museum. Lyon, France.
Roman funeral edifice mask at Gallo Roman Museum. Lyon, France.Roman stone funerary mask of tragic figure at Papal Palace. Avignon, France.Mausoleum with lower base showing historic reliefs, mid arches marking triumph & upper temple at Glanum Roman Ruins. Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, France.Greek marble relief with Achilles, Thetis & Worshipers at Getty Museum Villa. Malibu, CA.
Roman funeral edifice mask at Gallo Roman Museum. Lyon, France.Roman stone funerary mask of tragic figure (2nd C) at Papal Palace. Avignon, France.Mausoleum (30-20 BCE) (more a cenotaph since no remains found) with lower base showing historic reliefs, mid arches marking triumph & upper temple at Glanum Roman Ruins. Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, France.Greek marble relief with Achilles, Thetis & Worshipers (c350 BCE) at Getty Museum Villa. Malibu, CA.
Low relief sculpture of Roman Legionaries from Glanum at Gallo Roman Museum. Lyon, France.Roman relief carving with dancing Maenads at Uffizi Gallery. Florence, Italy.Roman relief carving with sacrificial scene at Uffizi Gallery. Florence, Italy.Roman carved marble relief of Death of Priam from Fiesole at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.
Low relief sculpture of Roman Legionaries from Glanum at Gallo Roman Museum. Lyon, France.Roman relief carving with dancing Maenads (late 1st C BCE) at Uffizi Gallery. Florence, Italy.Roman relief carving with sacrificial scene (mid 2nd C) at Uffizi Gallery. Florence, Italy.Roman carved marble relief of Death of Priam (c50 BCE-50 CE) from Fiesole at Museum of Fine Arts. Boston, MA.
Marble funerary relief of Roman Knight from Rome at Altes Museums. Berlin, Germany.Medea & Daughter of Pelias marble relief sculpture from Rome at Altes Museum. Berlin, Germany.Greek or Roman carved grave stones at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.Roman stone carved with reclining figure of Victory from front of Roman Temple in West Dunbartonshire at Hunterian Museum. Glasgow, Scotland.
Marble funerary relief of Roman Knight (c170 CE) from Rome at Altes Museums. Berlin, Germany.Medea & Daughter of Pelias marble relief sculpture (2ndC AD after 420 BCE Greek original) from Rome at Altes Museum. Berlin, Germany.Greek or Roman carved grave stones at Pergamon Museum. Berlin, Germany.Roman stone carved with reclining figure of Victory from front of Roman Temple in West Dunbartonshire at Hunterian Museum. Glasgow, Scotland.
Roman stone carved with two Victory figures with dedication to Emperor Hadrian found in West Dunbartonshire at Hunterian Museum. Glasgow, Scotland.Carved stone griffin once a guardian of a Roman tomb at Trier Archaeological Museum. Trier, Germany.Gallery of Roman stone markers at Bavarian State Archaeological Collection. Munich, Germany.Roman gravestones from Regensburg at Bavarian State Archaeological Collection. Munich, Germany.
Roman stone carved with two Victory figures with dedication to Emperor Hadrian found in West Dunbartonshire at Hunterian Museum. Glasgow, Scotland.Carved stone griffin once a guardian of a Roman tomb (late 1st C) at Trier Archaeological Museum. Trier, Germany.Gallery of Roman stone markers at Bavarian State Archaeological Collection. Munich, Germany.Roman gravestones (3rdC) from Regensburg at Bavarian State Archaeological Collection. Munich, Germany.
Roman gravestone from Augsburg with relief of oxcart with wine barrel at Bavarian State Archaeological Collection. Munich, Germany.


Roman gravestone (copy) (2nd-3rdC) from Augsburg with relief of oxcart with wine barrel at Bavarian State Archaeological Collection. Munich, Germany.



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