Minoan Religious Procession on Hagia Triada Sarcophagus

Illustration

Nathalie Choubineh
by ArchaiOptix
published on 02 September 2021

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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