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This miniature painting depicts a group of male figures gathered around a coffin draped with a blue cloth. Two pairs of candles set on tall candlesticks are placed at the head and foot of the coffin. To the left of the coffin stand four mourners wearing long gray robes with hoods. Facing them from the other side of the coffin are three tonsured clergymen dressed in white, who look at an open book placed before them. The group stands upon a green tiled floor next to a pink wall. The background is painted red and decorated with an exuberant pattern of gold scrolling foliage motifs.
Gold Scrolls Group
Leaf from a book of hours with a funeral mass
1415 – 1455
Anonymous Gift in memory of Mrs. John Alexander
This photograph depicts sarcophagi in ruins on a mountainside.
Marilyn Bridges (American (North American))
Sarcophagi, Termessos, Turkey
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. James Agah, Class of 1989 (BBA)
A group of Hassidic men standing over a body covered in a cloth. There are windows behind them.
Leonard Freed (American (North American))
Jewish Funeral, Jerusalem, Israel
Gift of Thomas Wilson '79 and Jill Garling '80
This study depicts a rectangular chapel with the side walls bent outward at an angle in order to provide a clearer view of the decoration. The chapel design centers upon a sarcophagus placed beneath a painted altarpiece of the Virgin and Child, which are both set within a semicircular architectural projection that extends dynamically from the wall. On the left the pair of angels that support a large oval-shaped painting reach vigorously outward, their wings overlapping the pilasters. On the right appears another sarcophagus surmounted by a pair of putti. Leaning out from the oval niche above the sarcophagus is a female half-figure—probably a portrait of the deceased—making a gesture of devotion toward the altar.
Andrea Pozzo (Italian (culture or style))
Study for a Chapel in Vienna
1662 – 1709
Museum Purchase