'Miscellanea: Pithos or baetyl? On the interpretation of a group of Minoan Rings'

Kyriakidis, Evangelos (2000) 'Miscellanea: Pithos or baetyl? On the interpretation of a group of Minoan Rings'. In: Altroth, Brita, ed. Opuscula Atheniensia. Paul Forlag Astroms, Stockholm. ISBN 978-91-7916-042-5. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

The stance of the figures leaning on a ‘baetyl’ (after Warren) is very standardized. It is not believed here that this fact is significant for the interpretation of the event/ritual that is taking place on the seals comprising these figures. It is however, important for the initial description of what is depicted; even more so when the rendering of the seal is not clear. This standardization is not only going to help us reconstruct some unclear iconography, but will also argue against the existence of the so-called ‘pithos cult’, discrediting most representations of a pithos as mirages.

Item Type: Book section
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DE The Mediterranean Region. The Greco-Roman World
D History General and Old World > DF Greece
C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CD Diplomatics. Archives. Seals
C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CB History of civilization
N Fine Arts > NK Decorative arts Applied arts Decoration and ornament
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages
Depositing User: Evangelos Kyriakidis
Date Deposited: 01 Jun 2009 06:19
Last Modified: 13 Jun 2014 12:48
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/8477 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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