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2665. Fragment of a wall-painting depicting daemons, Acropolis of Mycenae

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in what appears to be a hunting scene.
Three lion-headed daemons, though conventionally called donkey-heads
because of how they are drawn, walk to the right holding a wooden
pole from which their prey hangs.
This type of daemon originated in Egypt and is connected with vegetation rituals

Wall paintings from the Acropolis of Mycenae
13th century BC

National Archaeological Museum, Athens, Greece

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