Category:Handshakes in ancient Greek funerary art

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English: In ancient Greek funerary art, the handshake is a gesture of farewell between the departed and survivors, or of reunion with ancestors in the afterlife. The deceased is depicted sitting or standing, and clasping the hand of a someone who is typically shown standing. The gesture (sometimes referred to as dexiosis) is found also in Etruscan and Roman funerary art.

Davies, Glenys () The Significance of the Handshake Motif in Classical Funerary Art, 89 (4th ed.), American Journal of Archaeology, p. 627–640

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