The Mourners: Tomb Sculptures from the Court of Burgundy
The Mourners: Tomb Sculptures from the Court of Burgundy consists of 37 sculptures from the tomb of John the Fearless (1371–1419), the second duke of Burgundy. His elaborate tomb, once housed at a monastery on the outskirts of Dijon, is now one of the centerpieces of the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Dijon.
These aren't very tall and a lot of people are misled. Under two feet each. These somber alabaster grieving men (I didn't see any women, but since they are all wearing long white robes, there might be one or two, but probably not because women then weren't exactly important.)
The Legion of Honor does a great job displaying these up in Galleries One and Two. You can get really close and study the delicate details. And what is interesting is how HUSHED the visitors are, almost like a real funeral.
Speaking of which, we are going to a Giants game today.