Evans, Arthur J.
The Palace of Minos: a comparative account of the successive stages of the early Cretan civilization as illustred by the discoveries at Knossos (Band 3): The great transitional age in the northern and eastern sections of the Palace — London, 1930

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28 MINOAN ASPERGILLA AND RITUAL SPRINKLING

certainly added to the probability of such a conclusion. That some kind of
' baptism ' with the aid of such a stone basin may have entered into the lustral
ceremonies ex hypothesi performed in the sunken areas, such as that to the
North-West of the Palace, is probable enough and might help to account for
their bath-room-like form. It is at the same time equally fitting that such
a ritual sprinkling should have been carried out in the crypts—one of which
was a kind of ' pillar-room '—where the stone basins were found.

Fig. 15 a. Restoration of Painted Plaster Relief in Knossian Style from Pseira
(see p. 38 and cf. p. 45, Fig. 27).
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