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Priest or Priestess

Currently, I am working on a set of black and white ink drawings for coloring pages; the first is now available for download for a small fee at Deviant Art.

At present, I'm working on the third drawing in the series, entitled "The Loving Cup."  This drawing is based off a fresco depicting some kind of sacred feast; the original was found in the West Wing at Knossos, in a chamber upstairs from the Throne Room Sanctuary.

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The figure at left is clearly a woman, but the figure at right is more enigmatic.  The caption describing the picture states that the second figure is also a woman, but based on the differences in clothing, especially the many fringes in his/her garment, I'm more inclined to think the figure might be a priest.  What's interesting about this fresco that that both figures are colored ocher brown; we usually only see this kind of coloring on males.  Notice, too, that the original fragments don't include the female's body.  The reconstruction might have it wrong, then, and the scene depicts two priests.

This fresco belongs to the series that includes the famous "La Parisienne."

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