Wednesday, March 24, 2010

A sacrifice - the Agia Triada sarcophagus

Life is still hectic here, I really hope that it'll slow down soon, but I guess that's just a dream. Anyway, I've been staying in the library today so I'd like to present a picture from the material I'm looking at right now.

One side of the Agia Triada sarcophagus (ca 1400 BC). Here you see a (presumably) Minoan sacrifice with a slaughtered bull in the middle, two terrified animals below him and a woman offering on the right. Notice the double axe and horns of consecration next to the altar.

Close up on the bull. Poor bastard, he's having a really bad day.

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