Sacrificial Altar

Outside of Left Wing

The frieze on the outside of the left wing is the best preserved section of the small frieze (32 cm high) that originally wrapped around the entire crown, interrupted by the recumbant lion-giffins at the 4 corners. Unlike the processional friezes on the outside of the enclosing precinct walls, the figures and animals on this frieze are widely spaced. This procession is thought to represent the annual sacrifice at the altar.