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Harrison/CLAS 267 Lect 7 (2013) - George W. Mallory Harrison Art and Archaeology of Bronze Age Greece (CLAS 267) CLASS OUTLINE Lecture 7: Kato Syme and Dikte Assigned readings: Preziosi and Hitchcock 140 - 53 IMAGE 1: Opening image two sties on Mt. Dikte, mountain associated with birth and early years of Zeus KATO SYME IMAGE 2: large double axes and text box signs of Minoan ritual are everywhere easiest to track in excavated sites across Crete remains even preserved at Cycladic islands o Akrotiri o Kea shrine areas have distinctive architecture/finds miniature pottery figurines horns of consecration rhyta seals o sometimes depict ritual o might sometimes indicate ownership by religious authority wall paintings o may indicate rituals being enacted o may indicate nature of deity worshipped IMAGE 3: Knossos, Mother of the mountain sealing oval sealing 1
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Harrison/CLAS 267 Lect 7 (2013) - centre o rocky hill o woman on top of hill faces to the right dressed in typical Minoan fashion flounced skirt holds out a staff/spear/stick o two lions flank her heraldic animals are a symbol of power heraldic animals are a symbol of protection on the right o male attitude of worship/reverence o seems to be a tree behind him on the left o building door covered above with horns of consecration iconographical abbreviation for a palace similar to tripartite shrine at Knossos, shrine at Gournia meaning priestess or goddess male worshipper extra-urban ritual possible gender role hierarchy IMAGE 4: Khania; master impression, sealing from palace at Kastelli in Minoan Chania palace o similar to that on the Mother of the Mountains sealing o doors at lower level o covered with horns of consecration rocky landscape o tall hill in foreground o topography is very schematic male on top of the highest of the buildings o staff o represented in the same position as Mother of the Mountain o Minoan Salute if mother of the mountains is a goddess, he is a god o otherwise, show religious observations led by men and by women 2
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Harrison/CLAS 267 Lect 7 (2013) - IMAGE 5: Knossos; fresco fragments from south entrance very problematic figure heavily reconstruction not much original survives shows Evans as very Elizabethan in his outlook restored decades ago as male figure with elaborate crown one arm extended behind him grasping something other arm is clasped on his chest interpretation not easy gender o flesh is an ambiguous pale brown/red male depictions are darker women are lighter o artistic convention adopted from the Egyptians identity o lily crown usually worn by sphinxes fresco fragments from south entrance seem to be human in form also worn by priestesses in Egyptian religion reconstruction o fell down from an upper storey into basement storage rooms IMAGE 6: MAP; Kato Syme IMAGE 7: Kato Syme, 2 nd
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