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Continuing our visit to the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, I photographed this stele – gravestone. The museum identifies the origin of the stele as the Kerameikos, tombs that sat just outside of the city of Athens. Like the Roman box in my last post, this is also marble, dated to the 5th century B.C.

5th c BC Greek Grave Stele (2)//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js

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This Roman marble box is used to hold cremated remains. The Minneapolis Institute of Art dates the box to the 1st century and states that the inscriptions indicate the remains are that of a man and woman who were freed slaves.

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I’m probably going to get back into this slowly, especially since my previous attempt to resurrect the blog didn’t take off.

Last year, I had the opportunity to attend an SCA event in Minneapolis, and I turned it into a long weekend including a trip to the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, where I found this.

Roman funerary relief (2)

It’s a funerary relief from Palmyra, and the informational text specifically mentions that this type of art is the primary form of sculpture we have from Roman Palmyra.

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