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Sculpture, metalwork and pottery (324-565)

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Figural sculptures and liturgical furniture
Pottery and glassware
Metal objects
Funerary inscriptions

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Gravestone of the subdeacon Eleutherios
Inscribed slab from the grave of the subdeacon Eleutherios, which was also used for the burial of Theodolos, 6th cent., Thessaloniki, Exhibition of Christian Antiquities in the White Tower.

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Gravestone of the subdeacon Eleutherios
6th century

The inscribed stele placed on the graves are a source of valuable information on Early Christian society. Written on these are personal, chronological and economic details, the last concerning the cost of purchasing or renting the grave. The texts are usually accompanied by a cross or Chi-Rho. Most of the funerary inscriptions come from cemeteries in Thessalonike.

See Also
History - Late Antiquity (324-565)
Civilization - Funerary sculpture (867-1204)
Graves (324-565)
Sculpture (1274-1317)


Macedonian Heritage
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