Hagia Triada Sarcophagus

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Carole Raddato
published on 12 May 2019

The Hagia Triada sarcophagus is a Late Bronze Age (1400 BCE) 137 cm-long limestone sarcophagus covered in plaster and painted in fresco and combining features of Minoan and Mycenaean style. The painted frieze shows all the stages of the sacred ceremony which was performed at the burial of important personages. The dead person is depicted in front of his tomb receiving offerings of a boat and two bulls, while libation is being poured between double axes to the accompaniment of a lyre.

Heraklion Archaeological Museum, Crete.

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Carole Raddato
Carole maintains the popular ancient history photo-blog Following Hadrian, where she travels the world in the footsteps of emperor Hadrian.

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Raddato, C. (2019, May 12). Hagia Triada Sarcophagus. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/10613/hagia-triada-sarcophagus/

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