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The famous and important funeral stele of Marcus Caelius, decorated first centurion of the Legio XVIII, a native of Bologna, 53 and a half years, fell into the ambush of the Teutoburg Forest where they were destroyed legions XVII, XVIII and XIX, under the command of the Governor Quintilio Publius Varus.

Roman grave stone in Bonn Museum: "To Marcus Caelius, son of Titus, of the Lemonian voting tribe, from Bologna, a centurion in the First Order of legio XVIII, aged 53; He fell in the Varian War. His bones - if found - may be placed in this monument. Publius Caelius, son of Titus, of the Lemonian voting tribe, his brother, set this up." This centurio had several military decorations like torques and phalerae proudly displayed on his breast armour.

Ancient Egyptian stela of Mentuwoser; shows Mentuwoser before a funeral banquet, with his relations offering food; hieroglyphs describe his deeds. (Metropolitan Museum of Art)

Marble relief with a dancing maenad, ca. 27 B.C.–A.D. 14. Adaptation of work attributed to Kallimachos. Early Imperial, Augustan. Roman. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Fletcher Fund, 1935 (35.11.3) #dance | Maenads were mythical women inspired by the god of wine, Dionysos, to abandon their homes and families and roam the mountains and forests, singing and dancing in a state of ecstatic frenzy.

Funeral stele showing the attributes of a surveyor, from the stela of Eburia, Fausto, Roman (stone). Museo della Civilta Romana, Rome, Italy

Matrona with a Flavian hairstyle looks on as a sculptor works on a portrait funeral stele on this marble funerary altar. Vatican Museum: Candelabra corridor

These handprints represent women who comitted Sati (alternatively, suttee), “a funeral practice among some Hindu communities in which a recently-widowed woman would either voluntarily or by use of force and coercion immolate herself on her husband’s funeral pyre.”

Funerary Altar of M. Junius Rufus - Ara funeraria de Marcus Iunius Rufus, c. 100 d.C. dedicada al muchacho por su paedagogus Soterichus, autor de la inscripción en verso. El muchacho aparece representado, leyendo, en la parte superior. En la escena principal aparece un jinete (acaso Marcus Iunius Rufus, praefectus Aegypti atestiguado entre 94-98 d.C.) cuyo caballo conduce un soldado que porta un estandarte. CIL VI 9752. Antes en la Villa Carpegna de Roma, Walters Art Gallery inv. nº 23.18

Funeral Stele limestone Bas relief of a closely draped woman holding an item in her right hand. The upper portion of the inscription is missing; the remainder preserves her profession: INI (the missing letters are probably her father's name ending in the genitive case) FIL[ia] MEDICA. Gallo-Roman. Metz, Musee de la Cour d'Or