Castra Doloris

Structures, typically relatively substantial and often with with columns, arches, a roof, hangings, and other decorations used to shelter a catafalque or bier, especially those used to designate the prestige or rank of the deceased. It is first seen in Medieval funerary services as a temporary structure and in permanent monuments.

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Go Historic ID
31772
Names
castra doloris Latin
castrum doloris Spanish

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Structures, typically relatively substantial and often with with columns, arches, a roof, hangings, and other decorations used to shelter a catafalque or bier, especially those used to designate the prestige or rank of the deceased. It is first seen in Medieval funerary services as a temporary structure and in permanent monuments.

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300265408. The J. Paul Getty Trust.