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The funeral of Rurik.

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Title
The funeral of Rurik.
Additional title: Cremation of a pagan chief.
Names
Siemiradzki, Henryk (1843-1902) (Artist)
Collection

Mid-Manhattan Picture Collection

Burial customs

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1901 - 1906
Library locations
Art and Picture Collection
Shelf locator: PC BURI
Topics
Sacrifices
Funeral rites & ceremonies
Tribal chiefs
Viking ships
Varangians
Cremation
Idols
Rurik, d. ca. 879
Vikings
Genres
Conjectural works
Art reproductions
Notes
Content: "At [Rurik's] death, his brother and successor, Oleg, erected for him a huge funeral pyre; and on this the mourning Sclavs sacrificed in ancient fashion the chief's wives, his slaves, his favorite horses, his ship and his treasures. The Norse rulers had adopted the religion of the Sclavs, and our illustration shows in the background the chief Sclavic god, Perune, the god of thunder, borne in solemn procession to say farewell to Rurik."--quoted from source text.
Source identifier: 31 (Hades Legacy Identifier / Struc ID)
Content: "Cremation of pagan chief"--written on border.
Physical Description
Photogravures
Extent: 1 art reproduction : b ; 24 x 33.5 cm.
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
Dynix: 2155909
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b17706058
Barcode: 33333159464482
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): c5c7a5f0-c53c-012f-ce8c-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
The copyright and related rights status of this item has been reviewed by The New York Public Library, but we were unable to make a conclusive determination as to the copyright status of the item. You are free to use this Item in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use.

Item timeline of events

  • 1843: Creator Born
  • 1901: Issued (Approximate)
  • 1902: Creator Died
  • 2014: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

MLA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "The funeral of Rurik." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1901 - 1906. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e2-cced-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "The funeral of Rurik." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed December 10, 2016. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e2-cced-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1901 - 1906). The funeral of Rurik. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e2-cced-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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The funeral of Rurik.