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Lower Danube: Silistra Tomb paintings of two servants (4c AD)


Three of the Silistra Tomb's polychrome walls (with the exception of the eastern one) contain pictorial details of the heads of a noble Roman family and their attendants. In the north and south panels, male and female servants approach their deceased masters. The servants' clothing, sandals, and personal details such as hairstyles and earings provide rare historical insights into the 4th century AD Danubian world.

[Figs.1 and 2: Details of two servants, male and female, from the tomb at Silistra (photo: K. Tanchev; Silistra Historical Museum, archives).]

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(For another detail from the Silistra tomb paintings:)


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