Delos - 06 Ivory plaque
Type of Spiritual Experience
Ivory comes from Africa and from India, not from Greece. The ‘helmet’ is a priest’s cap, the shield is the hero’s shield and it has 8 sides because it is representing the wheel with 8 spokes. The spear is a rod or staff. This is a hierophant not a warrior, and his plaque was buried because he was being replaced and his sanctuary built over by the new religion.
Delos was part of the old Mycenaean empire
A description of the experience
Ivory plaque (no. B.7069), supposedly representing a ‘Mycenaean warrior’ in relief. According to the museum entry ‘he is carrying an 8-shaped shield and a long spear and has on a helmet made of wild boar's teeth’. The plaque was found under the Artemision, along with other ivory, gold and bronze objects. Dated to 1400-1200 BC.
The source of the experienceShaivism
Concepts, symbols and science items
Bracelets and armlets
Party hat with tassle
Wheel with eight spokes