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26747 The carrying out of the body to the grave (ekphora)

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Terracotta model of a wagon carrying the bier
The body covered by a sheet lies on the bierm which is spread with a large embroided cloth.
Four mourning women stand around it. Next to the body, a child raises its hand'
in a gesture of lamentation.
Found in the 1936-1937 excavations in the tumuli cemetery of the ancient deme
of Anagyroys, to the east of vari with the vases on display in case 38-39
7th c. B.C.

See also Burial Rites, Ancient Greece

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