Mallia Quartier 18 and the Palaikastro Kouros Rooms: Two Homologies

Kyriakidis, Evangelos (2007) Mallia Quartier 18 and the Palaikastro Kouros Rooms: Two Homologies. In: Proceedings of the 9th International Congress of Cretan Studies. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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On the S side of the Palace at Mallia there is a group of rooms that has been strongly associated to ritual, which seems to be remarkably similar in the conception of the architecture to a group of rooms in Palaikastro where the remnants of the celebrated Kouros of Palaikastro were found. The conceptual similarities are so stark that would argue in favour of a similar use (ritual?) of the two complexes. This is interesting however, since at Mallia two large clay feet of a larger statue were found and at Palaikastro the remnants of the Kouros. Are these the first examples of cult statues that we have attested?

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Paper)
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DF Greece
C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CC Archaeology
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
N Fine Arts > NB Sculpture
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GT Manners and customs
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages
Depositing User: Evangelos Kyriakidis
Date Deposited: 08 Aug 2008 09:20
Last Modified: 01 Sep 2014 15:15
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