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The funeral of Rurik.

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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
Form: Photogravures ( Library of Congress Thesaurus for Graphic Materials )
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
UUID: c5c7a5f0-c53c-012f-ce8c-58d385a7bc34

Item timeline of events

  • 1843: Creator Born
  • 1901: Issued (Approximate)
  • 1902: Creator Died
  • 2014: Digitized
  • 2015: Found by you!
  • 2016

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 May 4, 2015. 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.