"Sculptural monuments" is the study of monumental sculpture is large sculpture regardless of purpose, carrying a sense of permanent, solid, objects, rather than the temporary or fragile assemblages used in much contemporary sculpture.
Several topics in "Sculptural monuments" include figurines, small metal or ivory reliefs, diptychs and the like.
Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov, are a few specialists of "Sculptural monuments".
Why study "Sculptural monuments"? n ancient and medieval sculpture, size is normally taken as the criterion for definition, although smaller architectural sculptures may also be labelled monumental sculpture. In the Early Modern period a specific funerary function may be attributed to monumental sculpture.