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SARCOPHAGUS OF CRYING WOMEN by Masisus SARCOPHAGUS OF CRYING WOMEN by Masisus
SARCOPHAGUS OF THE CRYING WOMEN

In the Sarcophagus of the Crying Women, found at the Royal Necropolis in Sidon like the Alexander Sarcophagus, nothing could be found other than the bones of its owner and a bronze belt buckle, since it had been robbed in an earlier time. From the partial traces on the marble that remained until today, it is understood that it had been dyed in blue and red initially. It is the best example of the group called by archaeologists "Sarcophagi with Columns", and it is considered as a final resting place, like the "Mausoleum of Halicarnassus" or the "Nereid Monument", rather than a tomb. Its architectural features were used in the architecture of the old building of the İstanbul Archaeological Museums. It is an example of the Greek sculpture displaying Eastern influences. The shaved heads, bear feet, ragged clothes of the figures and their movements and expressions of sadness are features of Semitic societies. It is thought to be the sarcophagus of the King of Sidon, Straton (374-358 BC), who was said to have led a life of pleasure. The sarcophagus has the shape of an Ionian temple.

It is thought that the figures of 18 sad women between the columns represent the wives of the dead person or the women in his seraglio, rather than crying women who were common in the Middle Eastern countries.
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ambnas Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
amazing!!!
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Heliotypos Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011
Wonderful presentation of a great work of art! But,there are no visible'shaved heads',insstead I'd say that the figures are very classically greek- do you rfer to other figures, not visible in the photo?
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Masisus Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks a lot, i took lot of photos at this but i just like this one much more. Woman looks like alive:)
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Heliotypos Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2011
It's true... wonderful art (and great photo)
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nymphOFsorrow Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011  Professional Writer
ağlamak kadınların kaderinde var (dünyanın en yüzeysel insanı)

sen değil misin haunting bir gaz zehirlenmesidir diyen masis, anla beni : ))
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Masisus Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
ağlamak da kadınlarda default geliyormuş:) Amma alındın şu haunting meselesine iyi ki heavy metalde bir öykün çıktı yani ahaha:)
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nymphOFsorrow Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011  Professional Writer
ne alaka heavy metalle bea :))
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Masisus Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
üstüne alındın ya o yüzden:)
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Hermetic-Wings Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Istanbul Arkeoloji müzesi benim en sevdiğim mekanlardan biridir. 100 defa gitsem bıkmam...Lahitlerin bulundugu salonun karsısında Sapho büstünün arkasında bir nehir tanrısı var. sakalından sular damlayan... Çok severim. ..
Aglayan kadınlar lahdi fotografı bu bilgilerle birlikte gercekten tam olması gerektiği gibi olmuş. Eline sağlık...
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Masisus Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Teşekkürler, Beni bu lahitteki detaylar çok etkiledi her kadına oturup uzun uzun bakmak istedim. Nasıl bir sanatçılık insanın aklı almıyor:)
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