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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
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
A muscular figure surrounded by an aureole of light steps down from a plain rectangular tomb. Six soldiers, depicted in a variety of complex postures, recoil from the figure in shock.
Marten van Heemskerck
The Resurrection
1548 – 1574
Museum Purchase made possible by the Friends of the Museum of Art
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
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
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
In this photograph, eleven figures—seven adults and three children—stand and sit near a portal set into a stone wall. 
Felix Bonfils (French (culture or style))
Tombeau de Lazare à Bethany—Tomb of Lazarus at Bethany
1867 – 1885
Gift of Margaret and Howard Bond
A black and white etching depicting several Etruscan friezes.
Giovanni Battista Piranesi (Italian (culture or style))
Study of Fragments of Etruscan Friezes at Corneto from Trattato della introduzione e del progresso delle belle arti in Europa ne’ tempi antichi
Gift of Professor Walter M. and Nesta R. Spink
Two Egyptian buildings, each with columns, are depicted in a desert landscape with a man sitting on a pile of rubble in front of the complex.
Francis Frith (British (modern))
The Memnonium, Thebes
Gift of Frederick P. and Amy McCombs Currier
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)
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)
A view down onto a large public square where a long line of people file into a stone mausoleum.
Dmitri Baltermants (Russian (culture or style))
View of the Queue at Lenin's Tomb from the Spasskaya Tower of the Kremlin
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. James Agah, Class of 1989 (BBA)