Childbirth in Ancient Greece, part II

Childbirth in Ancient Greece, II

Photo credit: Nadine Korte

Here’s another funerary stele from ancient Greece depicting a woman who died in childbirth – a reminder of just how common it was. The dead woman is on the right and she’s holding a coffin in her lap, while a servant holds her baby on the left.  This probably means that not only did she die, but her baby probably did too.

This one is from 4th century BC Athens and is now in the British Museum in London.

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