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Image Index > Warrior Pairs > Minoan Boy And Youth In Military Dress


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A slightly older and taller youth with a spear faces a younger partner holding a sword. The top-knot was characteristic of Minoan adolescents. Does this represent a pederastic warrior pair? Could it suggest that the pederastic initiatory rites described by Ephorus (2.16) have a Minoan provenance?


Artist Unknown
Date Minoan (15th-14th Ce
   
Museum and Inventory Number Iraklion Archaeological Museum. Photo courtesy of TAP Service, Athens.
   
References and Publications R. B. Koehl, "The Chieftain Cup and a Minoan Rite of Passage." JHS (1986) 106: 99-110.
   
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