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View of a City with the Tomb of a Bishop
The Paul Leroy Grigaut Memorial Collection

Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian (culture or style))
Iscrizione del Mausole della Famiglia de' Plauzi a Ponte Lugano (XI of t. III, L
Gift of Mr. Nick Nicolas
Pyramid in the background with sand in the front.
Lynn Davis (American (North American))
Saqqara I, Dynasty III
1989 – 1999
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. James Agah, Class of 1989 (BBA)

The Bishop's Tomb
1741 – 1742
Museum Purchase
Dark image of a pyramid at night.
Lynn Davis (American (North American))
Bent Pyramid #12, Dashur, Cairo, Egypt "Blue Pyramid", 1997
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. James Agah, Class of 1989 (BBA)
Conical-shaped building situated between two hills in a rocky, mostly barren landscape. 
Francis Frith (British (modern))
Absalom's Tomb, Jerusalem
Gift of Frederick P. and Amy McCombs Currier
This photograph depicts an aerial view of an ancient grave site. 
Marilyn Bridges (American (North American))
Grave Circle, Mycenae, Greece
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. James Agah, Class of 1989 (BBA)
This photograph depicts a tomb in a chapel with ornate decorations. In the center of the images is a tomb and, to its right, an effigy.
Francis Bedford (British (modern))
Tombs in the Beauchamp Chapel, Warwick
1850 – 1894
Gift of W. Howard and Margaret Bond
Photograph of several gravestones in the cemetery in Lucknow, India.
John Edward Saché (German (culture or style))
Graves of Sir Henry Lawrence and Brigadier-General J.S. Neill in the cemetery at Lucknow
1864 – 1882
Gift of Mr. & Mrs. W. Howard Bond
Limestone slab carved bas-relief with six registers. The lower register depicts a chariot procession above fish-inhabited waters. The central three registers depict figures carrying out funerary rites. The top register shows a winged creature with a human face flanked by two writhing dragons and other animals, including two rabbits and a nine-tailed fox.
Chinese (Chinese (culture or style))
Journey of the Soul to the Paradise of the Queen Mother of the West
2nd century
Museum purchase made possible by the Friends of the Museum of Art and the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund, in honor of Senior Curator Marshall Wu on his retirement
A group of four men gently lower a figure into a tomb that is placed parallel to the viewer. To the left is a group of mourners with hands clasped.  One female figure kneels at the ledge of the tomb and holds a covered jar.  Behind the figures is a rocky landscape with a fence and guard at the gate in the distance at the left.  An entrance to a cave is indicated on the right, directly behind the tomb, with the use of dense, dark hatching.  At the lower right corner is a circlet of thorny branches.
Albrecht Dürer
The Entombment from "The Small Woodcut Passion"
1509 – 1511
Gift of Prof. Eugene and Mrs. Marie Glysson
Photograph of a large stone carving occupies the center of the image. Above is rough-cut stone, indicating that the carving is part of a larger stone setting; below is a recess and darkness, indicating that the carving acts as a kind of decorative lintel above a cave entrance. The carving itself consists of eight square zones (or metopes) and within each is a decorative pattern of radial symmetry (circles) or vegetative imagery. The frieze is located above the entrance to the Apostles' Retreat, Valley of Hinnom in Jerusalem.
Auguste Salzmann (French (culture or style))
Details of the Entrance Frieze of the Apostles' Retreat, Valley of Hinnom, Jerusalem
1854 – 1856
Museum purchase made possible by the Director's Acquisition Committee, 2014