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Monumento funerario a un perro sobre años 150–200. Marble. The J. Paul Getty Museum

“To Helena, foster daughter, the incomparable and worthy soul." Was Helena a favorite pet or beloved family member? This grave relief is unusual in size and specificity for one made for an animal, but.

Roman Panel depicting a Dog wearing a Collar Latin Text: “For darling Metilianus, Lucius Novius Aprilis made (this)”  ..... courtesy of Julie Hotchin & Tricia Verveer

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archaicwonder: “Roman Marble Dog Columbarium Panel Circa Century AD Depicting a dog wearing a collar, with short ears and incised fur, the tail curling upwards, with two lines of carved Latin.

Marble Gravestone of Thrasynos; Greek, Athens, c. 375 B.C.; 54-3/4" x 15-1/4" x 1-1/2"; Getty Museum, Malibu

Marble Gravestone of Thrasynos; Greek, Athens, c. 375 B. x x Getty Museum, Malibu

Grave Stone Depicting a Funeral Meal, Roman Period, Canakkale Archaeological Museum

Grave Stone Depicting a Funeral Meal, Roman Period, Canakkale Archaeological Museum

marble tombstone of Helena; Roman, 150-200 CE  The inscription reads "To Helena, foster-child [alumna], well-deserving and incomparable soul." Although the language suggests a human foster-child, only a dog is carved on the stone, so a wealthy family may have set up this stone to commemorate a beloved pet that they thought of as a member of the family.  Getty Villa

marble tombstone of Helena Roman, CE Museum Helena one of many virtues, lost in a afterlife only with one guide, a lone dog.

A Roman grave stone most likely for a roman soldier.                                                                                       Stele from Sidon. 2001. Photograph. Istanbul Archaeological Museum. Humanities Lab. By Jong De Lidewijde. 9 Nov. 2010. Web. 27 Sept. 2011. .

A Roman grave stone most likely for a roman soldier. Stele from Sidon. By Jong De Lidewijde.

GSG: q=ancient rome+types=Sculpture+Jewelry+Manuscripts+Architecture+Architecture

GSG: q=ancient rome+types=Sculpture+Jewelry+Manuscripts+Architecture+Architecture

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