Funerary Monuments and Collective Identity: From Roman Family to Christian Community

Yasin, Ann Marie
September 2005
Art Bulletin;Sep2005, Vol. 87 Issue 3, p433
Academic Journal
Discusses the cultural significance of the Early Christian funerary monuments. Establishment of various devices to memorialize the identity of the deceased as a part of a community; Basis of the transformation in the Roman commemoration patterns of the Jewish and Early Christian burials; Implications of being buried within the church building on social status.


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