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Human images on the architraves in Amphipolis

03 December 2014 / 18:12:53  GRReporter
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The restoration works in the third and most decorated room of the Kasta tomb in Amphipolis have uncovered images on the marble parts of the architraves. They depict an animal, probably a bull, and two moving figures - one male and one female. To the right of the female figure and to the left of the male figure one can be seen flying figures and vivid traces of red, blue and ochre.

In connection with the new discovery, the Ministry of Culture has disseminated the following message:

"The advancing restoration works on the seven marble parts of the architraves that are in the third and most decorated room of the Kasta tomb in Amphipolis have gradually uncovered new images. They have discovered a painted decoration on the marble parts that comprise an entablature. These parts are above the columns of the walls and under the marble pilasters, which, as previously reported, are also decorated with relief rosettes.

An animal, probably a bull, is visible in the centre of one of the parts of the architraves as well as two moving figures, one male and one female. Containers for water and winged figures can be seen to the right of the female figure and to the left of the male figure. The winged figure to the right flies to a tripod.

In many places in the image, such as the garments and the head of the female figure, the garments of the male figure, the winged figure and the tripod, there are clearly visible traces of colours - red, blue and ochre. The top of the architrave is decorated with Ionic friezes."

Tags: AmphipolisTombKastaHuman imagesDiscoveries
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