The Vessel of the Warriors

Vitrina 96
This is one of the most outstanding pieces of the Museum of Prehistory. It is an excellent example of the type of festive activities carried out by the Edetan aristocracy. A number of horse riders and foot soldiers display their skills in handling weapons and riding horses in parades and competitions related to festivities or rites of passage. Thus, warriors make a public flaunt of their preparation to be guarantor of aristocratic values, as a prerogative of their group.
Moreover, vessels like these are a rich source of information to access those elements that have not left material record like clothing, body decorations and hairstyle, and to explore intangible aspects such as attitudes, postures or movements.
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