Porterty trumienne, Polish coffin portrait
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was a realistic portrait of the deceased person put on coffins for the funeral and one of the elements of the castrum doloris, but removed before the burial. It became a tradition to decorate coffins of deceased nobles (szlachta) with such funerary art in the times of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, particularly in the 17th and 18th centuries.
Portret trumienny damy herbu Krzywda i Bończa, 1750, MNK( National Museum Cracow)

Portret trumienny damy herbu Krzywda i Bończa, MNK( National Museum Cracow)

1670-80, MNP (National Museum in Poznan)

1670-80, MNP (National Museum in Poznan)

Barbara Domicela Lubomirska,  1676, MNW

Coffin portrait of Barbara Domicela Lubomirska née Szczawińska” by Anonymous Polish Painter, oil on tin plate; National Museum in Warsaw

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