Funerary Monuments and Collective Identity: From Roman Family to Christian Community

@article{Yasin2005FuneraryMA,
  title={Funerary Monuments and Collective Identity: From Roman Family to Christian Community},
  author={Ann Marie Yasin},
  journal={The Art Bulletin},
  year={2005},
  volume={87},
  pages={433 - 457}
}
  • A. Yasin
  • Published 1 September 2005
  • History
  • The Art Bulletin
Collective funerary monuments were common in the Roman world. In comparison, however, with early Imperial tombs, which memorialized individuals primarily in terms of their status within the family and served as vehicles for the self-presentation of the household group, Early Christian burial basilicas in North Africa of the fourth to sixth centuries CE redefined the concept of family. By gathering the graves of unrelated Christians into a common space, these churches commemorated them with… 

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