Braurian Motion

by wjw on November 30, 2022

From Brauron, a relief of Artemis (holding a torch made of bundled reeds) about to receive a group of mortals who intend to sacrifice a bull. Two other goddesses are on the right, but I don’t know their names offhand.

The servant on the far left is carrying a large swathed box on her head, which apparently was used for holding ritual implements. Servants with boxes on their head are common in these reliefs.

Check out the group of arktoi (wild girls) on the left, standing in front of the adults.

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