Minoan Religious Procession on Hagia Triada Sarcophagus

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Nathalie Choubineh
by ArchaiOptix
published on 02 September 2021
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Minoan limestone sarcophagus, c. 1400 BCE.

Heraklion Archaeological Museum, Crete.

This painting appears on one of the two longer sides of the sarcophagus. It shows a sacrificial procession, part of a funerary ritual, with a woman offering a bleeding bull, a male musician playing the double flute, and another woman who might be leading the rites. A basket of sacred cakes is suspended above the altar. More animals, perhaps further sacrifices, under the table.

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