Athens – Kerameikos – Vase Grave Markers

I found all of these grave markers fascinating, not because of their design, but because of their great age. The families of the dead would have spent some money on these grave markers and it’s wonderful that they’ve survived for so long. They’ve been moved for their protection (from the elements, not angry locals) from the main grave site just a few metres away.

A funerary vase showing Aristomache, who is seated, saying goodbye to her husband. Impressively the date is known, it’s from 338BC.

A funerary vase, apparently the image is of the deceased woman, Kleonike, saying farewell to Demostrate. It dates to the middle of the fourth century BC.

A depiction of a funerary vase.