THE HAGIA TRIADA SARCOPHAGUS
Stone sarcophagus depicting ritual ceremonies with bull sacrifice in honour of the dead, and transcendental scenes associated with afterlife beliefs. The scenes are painted on plaster using the fresco technique. It was found in a rectangular built tomb and probably belonged to the local ruler who, as the scenes demonstrate, was splendidly honoured during the funeral.
Hagia Triada, 1370-1300 BC.
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