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Ritual employment at (inter)regional sanctuaries

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Thursday 18th November 2021 (17:00-18:00)
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Dr Florentia Fragkopoulou (Acropolis Museum), Ivory seals at Orthia and Aetos: Ritual employment at (inter)regional sanctuaries 

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Summary: Scholarly work on artefacts from the sanctuaries of Artemis Orthia in Sparta and Aetos on Ithaca has so far been devoted to their stylistic characteristics as the sole result of trade relationships within the ‘Western Koine’ spectrum. This paper seeks to proceed beyond this scope with emphasis placed on the little couchant animal ivory seals found at both shrines. By exploring their purposeful use, it is shown that mythology is an intrinsic feature of ritual enactment at each shrine reflecting different state formation processes.

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