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Minoan pottery bath tub larnax decorated with a cow nursing a calf, Episkopi-Lerapetra 1350-1250 BC, Heraklion Archaeological Museum, grey background.

To the Greeks, the Underworld was entered by water. As with many other Minoan bathtubs, this one was probably later used as a coffin to convey the deceased across the sea, where marine imagery would be equally appropriate. The two functions of bathtubs, bathing and burial, combine in the story of Agamemnon who, on return from Troy, was murdered by his wife and her lover in a silver bath. .

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Minoan  pottery bath tub  larnax decorated with a cow nursing a calf,  Episkopi-Lerapetra 1350-1250 BC, Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, grey background.<br />
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To the Greeks, the Underworld was entered by water. As with many other Minoan bathtubs, this one was probably later used as a coffin to convey the deceased across the sea, where marine imagery would be equally appropriate. The two functions of bathtubs, bathing and burial, combine in the story of Agamemnon who, on return from Troy, was murdered by his wife and her lover in a silver bath. .<br />
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If you prefer to buy from our ALAMY PHOTO LIBRARY  Collection visit : https://www.alamy.com/portfolio/paul-williams-funkystock/minoan-art-artefacts.html . Type -   Heraklion   - into the LOWER SEARCH WITHIN GALLERY box. Refine search by adding background colour, place, museum etc<br />
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Visit our MINOAN ART PHOTO COLLECTIONS for more photos to download  as wall art prints https://funkystock.photoshelter.com/gallery-collection/Ancient-Minoans-Art-Artefacts-Antiquities-Historic-Places-Pictures-Images-of/C0000ricT2SU_M9w