The Art and Archaeology of Death

Ellen Somers
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Art and Archaeology (Greek Art and Architecture) Flashcards on The Art and Archaeology of Death, created by Ellen Somers on 01/24/2018.

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What is the term for the laying out of the dead? Prothesis
Where is the main Athenian cemetery? Karameikos
One example of prothesis? c750 late-geometric krater from the Dipylon cemetery
What is the procession from the home to the cemetery called? Ekphora
Where is this shown? 745-740 late-geometric krater
What were grave monuments? free-standing sculpture and gravestones
Purpose of these? Stable representation of the dead for the living. permanent and unchanging
What are some of these markers called? Kouros
Where are funeral rituals most shown? White-ground lekythoi which are placed in graves
What are images on the lekythoi? images of funeral rituals including women, lament at the grave, and arming ritual
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