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Title: Il corallo nei santuari del Mediterraneo antico. Il caso di Tas Silg. (Malta)
Authors: Quercia, Alessandro
First Published: 2008
Publisher: Edipuglia
Citation: Quercia, A., Il corallo nei santuari del Mediterraneo antico. Il caso di Tas Silg. (Malta). In: D’Andria, F., De Grossi Mazzorin, J., Fiorentino, G. (Eds.), Uomini, piante e animali nella dimensione del sacro. Atti del seminario di studi di Bioarcheologia, Cavallino-Lecce 2002, (Edipuglia©2008), pp.201-208.
Abstract: Coral is not frequently found in excavations. Only in recent periods has it become an object of specific study. Ancient sources stress its use in medicine and its prophylactic function. It was mainly attested to in sanctuaries, where it was found in the form of un-worked fragments. Adonis and Hera both show a deep relationship with coral, however coral was not exclusive only to them, but to other Gods as well. Bits of un-worked coral were also recovered in the Phoenician sanctuary of Malta. Its presence can be explained in connection with the cult of Hera (who was worshipped in the sanctuary beginning in the Late Hellenistic Age). It could also have been used for votive offerings in order to protect navigators.
ISBN: 8872284620
Links: http://hdl.handle.net/2381/8490
Type: Book chapter
Description: This is the publisher's PDF of the book chapter published as Quercia, A., Il corallo nei santuari del Mediterraneo antico. Il caso di Tas Silg. (Malta). In: D’Andria, F., De Grossi Mazzorin, J., Fiorentino, G. (Eds.), Uomini, piante e animali nella dimensione del sacro. Atti del seminario di studi di Bioarcheologia, Cavallino-Lecce 2002, (Edipuglia©2008), pp.201-208. The book can be found on the publisher's website at http://www.edipuglia.it/volume.php?id=555
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