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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/4299

Title: Minoan and Mycenaean wall hangings: new light from a wall painting at Hagia Triadha
Authors: Shaw, Maria C.
Keywords: Archaeology
Ayia Triada
Issue Date: 2002
Publisher: University of Catania
Citation: "Minoan and Mycenaean Wall Hangings. New Light from a Wall Painting at Hagia Triadha," Vol.3, pp. 93-104 in Creta Antica, 2002.
Abstract: Facilitated by the recent publication of frescoes found in old and new excavations at the Bronze Age site of Aghia Triadha (MILITELLO 1998), this study identifies and restores a probable representation of a wall hanging from the so-called “Royal Villa”. An apparent suspension device in the depiction, in turn, illuminates similar details in frescoes of other types of wall hangings, and specifically the well known friezes of Figure-of-Eight Shields. The use of the two types of hangings (textiles and shields) reflects respective female and male perceptions and differing societal roles. The textile hanging at Royal Villa appears to have decorated a room immediately adjacent to the Shrine with the famous painting of the Goddess. Textile and Goddess may have formed part of a larger decorative program that pulled together women, cloth, and the observance of ritual.
Description: 12 p. : ill. - This article has been scanned and reformatted by the T-Space Assistant. If a researcher is interested in referencing this work, it is recommended that the citation listed above be consulted, as the page numbers of the PDF file do not match those of the original publication. The Journal appears to be published by Univerita di Catania.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/4299
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