So a few years ago there was this amazing discovery of a grave in Greece, filled with all sorts of items. One was, apparently, just a rough stone bead. Turned out it was actually a tiny agate, with a tremendously skilled carving upon it.
Apart from just wanting to share this with those who might not have seen it, I wanted to ask if anyone here could clarify what type of sword the "hero" is using. It appears to be like the type G, but without the horns maybe? Or maybe his hands are supposed to be gripping the horns? The dead man at his feet has a type G quite clearly too.
Also, what's up with the scabbard and baldric, anyone tried recreating that yet?
I also wanted to say, I was looking at sarcophagi imagery from (iirc) a queen entombed at the Royal Cemetary of Ur. On it, someone is holding a bird or some such sacrificial animal up high by the neck, and inserting the blade into the jugular quite like you see in these Aegean seal stones iconography. I've been wondering if there is a link between these images. Was this symbolic of killing a foe in battle as a sacrifice to the gods? Food for thought maybe. I'll try and find the sarcophagi imagery again, it was in a long lecture on YT, I think from Oriental Institute (*edit) of Chicago iirc
Last Edit: Jun 14, 2019 0:38:22 GMT by cheesecutter: Word change
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