The study considers some louteria from Agrigento (from the Sanctuary of Zeus Olympios and the so-called Sanctuary of chthonic deities), dated from the sixth to the fifth century BC. In particular we propose a reading of the images that decorate these basins in relation to the sacred contexts in which they were used, paying particular attention to a series of louteria with running quadrigae and winged figures and an example depicting the transport of Achilles’ weapons by the Nereids. Thus symbolic imagerie which refers to the rituals and cults practised in these sacred spaces is reconstructed.
|Number of pages||9|
|Publication status||Published - 2018|