The body, when put upon the bier, is covered over from head to foot.
His body was dragged from the bier, while being conveyed to the funeral pile, and treated with the greatest indignity.
And he came and touched the bier, and the bearers stood still.
Beside the organ in the side chapel is a wheeled 19th century bier.
As the emblem of official authority, they were carried by the lictors, in the left hand and on the left shoulder, before the higher Roman magistrates; at the funeral of a deceased magistrate they were carried behind the bier.