Discover and save creative ideas
    Explore these ideas and more!

    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.

    Phoenician funeral stele - Moon-Goddess Tanit with sun & moon from Carthage - London British Museum

    A Greek Stele (tombstone): A baby farewells his dead mother.

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

    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

    Gladiator tombstone - murmillo

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

    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

    Warrior on his death bed surrounded by mourners. Relief on a funeral stele (2nd CE) roman relief

    WORKSHOP OF PIETRO DI ALBERICO ITALIAN, BOLOGNA, MID-12TH CENTURY RELIEF WITH THE PRESENTATION IN THE TEMPLE

    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

    Roman-Egyptian funeral portrait of a woman

    Retiarius. Relief of a Gladiator from Smyrna (marble). Roman / Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford, UK / The Bridgeman Art Library

    Dorper Friedhof / Cemetery Solingen Dorp

    After Antonio Canova - Funeral Stele of Pietro Stecchini (1822-39),attributed to Rinaldo Rinaldi. Paris, Louvre Museum.

    Funerary stele of M.Caelius, Xanten