12/50.- Heraklion, Archeological Museum, Agia Triada Sarcophagus


Libation and offerings to the dead. The Agia Triada sarcophagus was found in a looted tomb of the 14th c. BC. It is a burial chest in stone with scenes painted on lime plaster applied over the limestone body of the chest. The scenes depicted on the sarcophagus are unique in Aegean funerary art, and gave way to an array of speculative interpretations, since written information on Minoan cult practices and religion is not available yet.

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