Funerary monuments from Classical Greek era represent the pleasures and comforts of domestic life.
It was common for funerary monuments in the classical Greek era to represent scenes from the everyday life. It often illustrated what people used to do in their homes (in the limit of decency). To list a few of the possible activities: cleaning, cooking, enjoying free time, hobbies, etc.
The life and acomplishments of he dead person.
The most luxurious burial monuments were erected in the 6th century BC by aristocratic Attic families in private cemeteries along the road, on family property or near Athens. Relief sculptures, statues, stelae crowned by capitals and finials marked many of these graves.
Each burial monument had a base inscribed with an epitaph, often in verse that recalled the dead. A relief depicting a generalized image of the deceased sometimes evoked aspects of one's life, with the addition of a servant, possessions, dog, etc.
In early reliefs, it is easy to identify the dead person; however, during the fourth century BC, more and more family members were added to the scenes, and many names were often inscribed, making it difficult to distinguish between the deceased and the mourners. Like all ancient marble sculptures, the burial statues and funerary stelae have been brilliantly painted, and extensive remains of red, black, blue and green pigment can still be seen.
they are often in theme and variations