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Ceramic mixing bowl with a triskeles

Museo Archeologico Regionale di Agrigento-0650/-0600

British Museum

British Museum
London, United Kingdom

The Trinacria is the official symbol of Sicily, translated from the Greek words tria (three) and akra (promontory). The emblem, also known as a triskelion, is tripartite in form, combines three human legs, representing the three points of the island, encircling a winged head of the gorgon Medusa, probably the most commonly found ancient Greek symbol from the island, and three sheaths of wheat, demonstrating the island’s potent fertility.

Details

  • Title: Ceramic mixing bowl with a triskeles
  • Creator: Museo Archeologico Regionale di Agrigento
  • Date Created: -0650/-0600
  • Location Created: Castellazzo, near Palma di Montechiaro, Sicily
  • Physical Dimensions: H. 18 cm
  • Medium: fired clay
  • Copyright: Museo Archeologico Regionale di Agrigento © Regione Siciliana

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