Death and Burial


On this vessel you can see a tomb building with the dead person painted in white. Men and women are gathered around the tomb.

Men and women had very different roles in preparing a body for the afterlife. There was a series of rituals to go through before the soul was free to leave the body to go to the afterlife, 30 days after death.

It was thought that only women and old men should cry when grieving the loss of a loved one.