Altari, piattaforme, stendardi e festoni. Una nota sull’iconografia delle immagini cultuali minoiche

Pietro Militello

pp. 13-26

DOI: 10.26406/RdA42-02

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Abstract

During the restoration (2017) of the well known fresco of the Goddess from Room 14 of the Royal Villa of Haghia Triada, Crete, thanks to the kind permission of the Museum of Herakleion, the author had the possibility of comparing with the mentioned painting an already published fresco fragment from the same site. The comparison allowed to attribute the fragment to the same composition of the Goddess, and to locate its position with some certainty. The fragment results to be the image of the upper part of a (probably wooden) structure made by a column, a capital and an entablature surmounted by horns of consecration. This identification allows to reconstruct the scene of the painting in a similar way to that of an ivory pyxis from Haghia Triada. It also sheds a new light in the existence of ephemeral wooden constructions, set up during ceremonies, probably connected with female rites of passage.

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