Hagia Triada Sarcophagus

Hagia Triada Sarcophagus

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Hagia Triada sarcophagus is a late Bronze Age 137 cm-long limestone sarcophagus. It was originally dated to 1400 BC and was rediscovered in Hagia Triada on Crete in 1903. It provides probably the most comprehensive iconography of a pre-Homeric thysiastikis ceremony and one of the best pieces of information on noble burial customs when Crete was under Mycenaean rule, combining features of Minoan and Mycenaean style and subject matter. It is on display in the Heraklion Archaeological Museum. Coated in plaster and painted in fresco, it has posed an art historical conundrum ever since its rediscovery, since the Minoans (unlike the ancient Egyptians) otherwise only used frescoes for the enjoyment of the living and not in funerary practice.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 177g
  • Bellum Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 613574433X
  • 9786135744330