Limestone ram-bearer

Limstone RamBearer

Limestone ram-bearer

Cypriot, second quarter of 6th century B.C. (Archaic period)

Images of worshipers bringing an animal for sacrifice emphasize the importance of agriculture and animal husbandry for the subsistence of the community. Such limestone examples have been found not only on Cyprus but also in sanctuaries on Samos and Rhodes, for instance. More modest representations exist in terracotta.

From the Metropolitan Museum of Art

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