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‘Merrily reclining after his own demise': the banquet in Roman funerary art

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The banquet is one of the most common themes in funerary art of the Roman period, found over much of the empire and in a wide range of media, from sculpture in the round and in relief to paintings and grave mosaics. Its treatment may include highly traditional elements, notably the so-called Totenmahl motif, but can also be extremely diverse, both in detail and in overall composition. A major distinction appears to separate images of the individual banqueter from scenes of the convivial ban...

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