• Minoan 2 handled flask with Marine style stylised octopus design,   Palaikastro,  1500-1450 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, grey background
  • Minoan 2 handled flask with Marine style stylised octopus design,   Palaikastro,  1500-1450 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, grey background
  • Minoan 2 handled flask with Marine style stylised octopus design,   Palaikastro,  1500-1450 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, white background
  • Minoan 2 handled flask with Marine style stylised octopus design,   Palaikastro,  1500-1450 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, black background
  • Minoan 2 handled flask with Marine style stylised octopus design,   Palaikastro,  1500-1450 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum.
  • The Minoan decorated conical rhython with Marine style stylised octopus design,   Palaikastro 1500-1450 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, grey background
  • The Minoan decorated conical rhython with Marine style stylised octopus design,   Palaikastro 1500-1450 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, white background
  • The Minoan decorated conical rhython with Marine style stylised octopus design,   Palaikastro 1500-1450 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, grey background
  • The Minoan decorated conical rhython with Marine style stylised octopus design,   Palaikastro 1500-1450 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum.
  • The Minoan decorated conical rhython with Marine style stylised octopus design,   Palaikastro 1500-1450 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, black background
  • Minoan clay flask with octopus design, Speial Palatial Style , Pseira  1500-1400 BC BC, Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, black background.
  • Minoan clay flask with octopus design, Speial Palatial Style , Pseira  1500-1400 BC BC, Heraklion Archaeological  Museum.
  • Minoan clay flask with octopus design, Speial Palatial Style , Pseira  1500-1400 BC BC, Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, grey background.
  • Minoan clay flask with octopus design, Speial Palatial Style , Pseira  1500-1400 BC BC, Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, white background.
  • Minoan clay flask with octopus design, Speial Palatial Style , Pseira  1500-1400 BC BC, Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, grey background.
  • Minoan decorated two handled Ephyraean goblet  with stylised octopus design , Konssos  'Unexplored Mansion" 1450-1370 BC; 1400-1250 BC; Heraklion Archaeological Museum.
  • Minoan decorated two handled Ephyraean goblet  with stylised octopus design , Konssos  'Unexplored Mansion" 1450-1370 BC; 1400-1250 BC; Heraklion Archaeological Museum, grey background
  • Minoan decorated two handled Ephyraean goblet  with stylised octopus design , Konssos  'Unexplored Mansion" 1450-1370 BC; 1400-1250 BC; Heraklion Archaeological Museum, white background
  • Minoan decorated two handled Ephyraean goblet  with stylised octopus design , Konssos  'Unexplored Mansion" 1450-1370 BC; 1400-1250 BC; Heraklion Archaeological Museum, black background
  • Minoan decorated two handled Ephyraean goblet  with stylised octopus design , Konssos  'Unexplored Mansion" 1450-1370 BC; 1400-1250 BC; Heraklion Archaeological Museum, grey background
  • Minoan clay vase with floral design, Speial Palatial Tradition , Knossos Palace 1500-1450 BC BC, Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, grey background.
  • Minoan clay decorated ewer jug, Speial Palatial Tradition , Knossos Palace 1500-1450 BC BC, Heraklion Archaeological  Museum.
  • Minoan clay vase with marine design, Speial Palatial Tradition , Knossos Palace 1500-1450 BC BC, Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, black background.
  • Minoan clay cup decorted design, Speial Palatial Style , Knossos Palace 1500-1450 BC BC, Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, grey background.
  • Minoan clay vase with marine design, Speial Palatial Tradition , Knossos Palace 1500-1450 BC BC, Heraklion Archaeological  Museum.
  • Minoan clay vase with marine design, Speial Palatial Tradition , Knossos Palace 1500-1450 BC BC, Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, grey background.
  • Minoan clay cup decorted design, Speial Palatial Style , Knossos Palace 1500-1450 BC BC, Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, black background.
  • Minoan clay decorated ewer jug, Speial Palatial Tradition , Knossos Palace 1500-1450 BC BC, Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, grey background.
  • Minoan clay vase with floral design, Speial Palatial Tradition , Knossos Palace 1500-1450 BC BC, Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, black background.
  • Minoan clay vase with floral design, Speial Palatial Tradition , Knossos Palace 1500-1450 BC BC, Heraklion Archaeological  Museum.
  • Minoan clay vase with floral design, Speial Palatial Tradition , Knossos Palace 1500-1450 BC BC, Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, grey background.
  • Minoan clay vase with marine design, Speial Palatial Tradition , Knossos Palace 1500-1450 BC BC, Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, grey background.
  • Minoan clay cup decorted design, Speial Palatial Style , Knossos Palace 1500-1450 BC BC, Heraklion Archaeological  Museum.
  • Minoan clay decorated ewer jug, Speial Palatial Tradition , Knossos Palace 1500-1450 BC BC, Heraklion Archaeological  Museum.
  • Minoan clay decorated ewer jug, Speial Palatial Tradition , Knossos Palace 1500-1450 BC BC, Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, black background.
  • Minoan clay vase with floral design, Speial Palatial Tradition , Knossos Palace 1500-1450 BC BC, Heraklion Archaeological  Museum.
  • Minoan clay cup decorted design, Speial Palatial Style , Knossos Palace 1500-1450 BC BC, Heraklion Archaeological  Museum.
  • Minoan clay cup decorted design, Speial Palatial Style , Knossos Palace 1500-1450 BC BC, Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, grey background.
  • Minoan clay decorated ewer jug, Speial Palatial Tradition , Knossos Palace 1500-1450 BC BC, Heraklion Archaeological  Museum.
  • Minoan clay vase with marine design, Speial Palatial Tradition , Knossos Palace 1500-1450 BC BC, Heraklion Archaeological  Museum.
  • Photo of a Three handles "Palace Style" amphora with three large octopuses within a marines cape of rocks and seaweed. A mycenaean copy of a Minoan Marine Style.   Mycenae tomb 2, Greece. 15th century BC,  cat no: 6725, National Archaeological Museum, Athens.
  • Photo of a  jug decorated with stylised birds bands showing Cycladic and Minoan influences.   Mycenae Grave find, Greece. 15th century BC,  ,  National Archaeological Museum, Athens.
  • Alabaster jug possibly imported from Minoan Crete.   Mycenae graves, Greece. 15th century BC,  National Archaeological Museum, Athens.
  • Photo of a  jug decorated with stylised birds bands showing Cycladic and Minoan influences.   Mycenae Grave find, Greece. 15th century BC,  ,  National Archaeological Museum, Athens.
  • Minoan pottery with stylised octopus decorations, 1500-1400 BC, Heraklion Archaeological Museum, white background.  <br />
<br />
From Left to right<br />
1- flask with Marine style stylised octopus design,   Palaikastro,  1500-1450 BC; <br />
2.Minoan clay flask with octopus design, Speial Palatial Style , Pseira  1500-1400 BC BC, <br />
3- conical rhython with Marine style stylised octopus design,   Palaikastro 1500-1450 BC;
  • Minoan pottery with stylised octopus decorations, 1500-1400 BC, Heraklion Archaeological Museum.  <br />
<br />
From Left to right<br />
1- flask with Marine style stylised octopus design,   Palaikastro,  1500-1450 BC; <br />
2.Minoan clay flask with octopus design, Speial Palatial Style , Pseira  1500-1400 BC BC, <br />
3- conical rhython with Marine style stylised octopus design,   Palaikastro 1500-1450 BC;
  • Minoan pottery with stylised octopus decorations, 1500-1400 BC, Heraklion Archaeological Museum , grey background.  <br />
<br />
From Left to right<br />
1- flask with Marine style stylised octopus design,   Palaikastro,  1500-1450 BC; <br />
2.Minoan clay flask with octopus design, Speial Palatial Style , Pseira  1500-1400 BC BC, <br />
3- conical rhython with Marine style stylised octopus design,   Palaikastro 1500-1450 BC;
  • Minoan pottery with stylised octopus decorations, 1500-1400 BC, Heraklion Archaeological Museum, white background.  <br />
<br />
From Left to right<br />
1- Krater Episkopi Lerapetra 1370-1250 BC, <br />
2- flask with Marine style stylised octopus design,   Palaikastro,  1500-1450 BC; <br />
3- far right  conical rhython with Marine style stylised octopus design,   Palaikastro 1500-1450 BC;
  • Minoan pottery with stylised octopus decorations, 1500-1400 BC, Heraklion Archaeological Museum, black background.  <br />
<br />
From Left to right<br />
1- flask with Marine style stylised octopus design,   Palaikastro,  1500-1450 BC; <br />
2.Minoan clay flask with octopus design, Speial Palatial Style , Pseira  1500-1400 BC BC, <br />
3- conical rhython with Marine style stylised octopus design,   Palaikastro 1500-1450 BC;
  • Minoan pottery with stylised octopus decorations, 1500-1400 BC, Heraklion Archaeological Museum.  <br />
<br />
From Left to right<br />
1- Pseudostomos jug from Knossos-Venizeleio 1300-1200 BC, <br />
2- flask with Marine style stylised octopus design,   Palaikastro,  1500-1450 BC; <br />
3- conical rhython with Marine style stylised octopus design,   Palaikastro 1500-1450 BC; <br />
5- far right Krater Episkopi Lerapetra 1370-1250 BC,
  • Minoan pottery with stylised octopus decorations, 1500-1400 BC, Heraklion Archaeological Museum, grey background.  <br />
<br />
From Left to right<br />
1- Pseudostomos jug from Knossos-Venizeleio 1300-1200 BC, <br />
2- flask with Marine style stylised octopus design,   Palaikastro,  1500-1450 BC; <br />
3- conical rhython with Marine style stylised octopus design,   Palaikastro 1500-1450 BC; <br />
5- far right Krater Episkopi Lerapetra 1370-1250 BC,
  • Minoan pottery with stylised octopus decorations, 1500-1400 BC, Heraklion Archaeological Museum, black background.  <br />
<br />
From Left to right<br />
1- Krater Episkopi Lerapetra 1370-1250 BC, <br />
2- flask with Marine style stylised octopus design,   Palaikastro,  1500-1450 BC; <br />
3- far right  conical rhython with Marine style stylised octopus design,   Palaikastro 1500-1450 BC;
  • Minoan pottery with stylised octopus decorations, 1500-1400 BC, Heraklion Archaeological Museum, grey background.  <br />
<br />
From Left to right<br />
1- Krater Episkopi Lerapetra 1370-1250 BC, <br />
2- flask with Marine style stylised octopus design,   Palaikastro,  1500-1450 BC; <br />
3- far right  conical rhython with Marine style stylised octopus design,   Palaikastro 1500-1450 BC;
  • Minoan pottery with stylised octopus decorations, 1500-1400 BC, Heraklion Archaeological Museum, white background.  <br />
<br />
From Left to right<br />
1- Pseudostomos jug from Knossos-Venizeleio 1300-1200 BC, <br />
2- flask with Marine style stylised octopus design,   Palaikastro,  1500-1450 BC; <br />
3- conical rhython with Marine style stylised octopus design,   Palaikastro 1500-1450 BC; <br />
5- far right Krater Episkopi Lerapetra 1370-1250 BC,
  • Minoan pottery with stylised octopus decorations, 1500-1400 BC, Heraklion Archaeological Museum , grey background.  <br />
<br />
From Left to right<br />
1- flask with Marine style stylised octopus design,   Palaikastro,  1500-1450 BC; <br />
2.Minoan clay flask with octopus design, Speial Palatial Style , Pseira  1500-1400 BC BC, <br />
3- conical rhython with Marine style stylised octopus design,   Palaikastro 1500-1450 BC;
  • Minoan pottery with stylised octopus decorations, 1500-1400 BC, Heraklion Archaeological Museum.  <br />
<br />
From Left to right<br />
1- Krater Episkopi Lerapetra 1370-1250 BC, <br />
2- flask with Marine style stylised octopus design,   Palaikastro,  1500-1450 BC; <br />
3- far right  conical rhython with Marine style stylised octopus design,   Palaikastro 1500-1450 BC;
  • Minoan pottery with stylised octopus decorations, 1500-1400 BC, Heraklion Archaeological Museum, grey background.<br />
  <br />
From Left to right<br />
1- Krater Episkopi Lerapetra 1370-1250 BC, <br />
2- flask with Marine style stylised octopus design,   Palaikastro,  1500-1450 BC; <br />
3- far right  conical rhython with Marine style stylised octopus design,   Palaikastro 1500-1450 BC;
  • Minoan pottery with stylised octopus decorations, 1500-1400 BC, Heraklion Archaeological Museum, grey background.  <br />
<br />
From Left to right<br />
1- Pseudostomos jug from Knossos-Venizeleio 1300-1200 BC, <br />
2- flask with Marine style stylised octopus design,   Palaikastro,  1500-1450 BC; <br />
3- conical rhython with Marine style stylised octopus design,   Palaikastro 1500-1450 BC; <br />
5- far right Krater Episkopi Lerapetra 1370-1250 BC,
  • Minoan pottery with stylised octopus decorations, 1500-1400 BC, Heraklion Archaeological Museum, black background.  <br />
<br />
From Left to right<br />
1- Pseudostomos jug from Knossos-Venizeleio 1300-1200 BC, <br />
2- flask with Marine style stylised octopus design,   Palaikastro,  1500-1450 BC; <br />
3- conical rhython with Marine style stylised octopus design,   Palaikastro 1500-1450 BC; <br />
5- far right Krater Episkopi Lerapetra 1370-1250 BC,
  • Minoan decorated clay alabastra with stylised octopus amongst rocks design, Konssos-Little Palace 1450-1370 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum
  • Minoan decorated clay alabastra with stylised octopus amongst rocks design, Konssos-Little Palace 1450-1370 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, grey background
  • Minoan decorated clay alabastra with stylised octopus amongst rocks design, Konssos-Little Palace 1450-1370 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, black background
  • Minoan decorated clay alabastra with stylised octopus amongst rocks design, Konssos-Little Palace 1450-1370 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, white background
  • Minoan decorated clay alabastra with stylised octopus amongst rocks design, Konssos-Little Palace 1450-1370 BC; Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, grey background
  • Photo of a Three handles "Palace Style" amphora with three large octopuses within a marines cape of rocks and seaweed. A mycenaean copy of a Minoan Marine Style.   Mycenae tomb 2, Greece. 15th century BC,  cat no: 6725, National Archaeological Museum, Athens.
  • Photo of a Three handles "Palace Style" amphora with three large octopuses within a marines cape of rocks and seaweed. A mycenaean copy of a Minoan Marine Style.   Mycenae tomb 2, Greece. 15th century BC,  cat no: 6725, National Archaeological Museum, Athens.
  • Photo of a Three handles "Palace Style" amphora with three large octopuses within a marines cape of rocks and seaweed. A mycenaean copy of a Minoan Marine Style.   Mycenae tomb 2, Greece. 15th century BC,  cat no: 6725, National Archaeological Museum, Athens.
  • Photo of a Three handles "Palace Style" amphora with three large octopuses within a marines cape of rocks and seaweed. A mycenaean copy of a Minoan Marine Style.   Mycenae tomb 2, Greece. 15th century BC,  cat no: 6725, National Archaeological Museum, Athens.
  • Three handled Mycenaean  Palace Style amphora with three large octopuses within a marinescape of rocks and seaweed. A Mycenaean imitation of Minoan Marine Style. From the Mycenaean cemetery of Argive Prosymna, tomb 2, Greece. 15th Century BC. Cat No 6725 Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Photo of a Three handles "Palace Style" amphora with three large octopuses within a marines cape of rocks and seaweed. A mycenaean copy of a Minoan Marine Style.   Mycenae tomb 2, Greece. 15th century BC,  cat no: 6725, National Archaeological Museum, Athens.
  • Photo of a Three handles "Palace Style" amphora with three large octopuses within a marines cape of rocks and seaweed. A mycenaean copy of a Minoan Marine Style.   Mycenae tomb 2, Greece. 15th century BC,  cat no: 6725, National Archaeological Museum, Athens.
  • Photo of a Three handles "Palace Style" amphora with three large octopuses within a marines cape of rocks and seaweed. A mycenaean copy of a Minoan Marine Style.   Mycenae tomb 2, Greece. 15th century BC,  cat no: 6725, National Archaeological Museum, Athens.
  • Three handled Mycenaean  Palace Style amphora with three large octopuses within a marinescape of rocks and seaweed. A Mycenaean imitation of Minoan Marine Style. From the Mycenaean cemetery of Argive Prosymna, tomb 2, Greece. 15th Century BC. Cat No 6725 Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Three handled Mycenaean  Palace Style amphora with three large octopuses within a marinescape of rocks and seaweed. A Mycenaean imitation of Minoan Marine Style. From the Mycenaean cemetery of Argive Prosymna, tomb 2, Greece. 15th Century BC. Cat No 6725 Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Three handled Mycenaean  Palace Style amphora with three large octopuses within a marinescape of rocks and seaweed. A Mycenaean imitation of Minoan Marine Style. From the Mycenaean cemetery of Argive Prosymna, tomb 2, Greece. 15th Century BC. Cat No 6725 Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Photo of a Three handles "Palace Style" amphora with three large octopuses within a marines cape of rocks and seaweed. A mycenaean copy of a Minoan Marine Style.   Mycenae tomb 2, Greece. 15th century BC,  cat no: 6725, National Archaeological Museum, Athens.
  • Photo of a Three handles "Palace Style" amphora with three large octopuses within a marines cape of rocks and seaweed. A mycenaean copy of a Minoan Marine Style.   Mycenae tomb 2, Greece. 15th century BC,  cat no: 6725, National Archaeological Museum, Athens.
  • Three handled Mycenaean  Palace Style amphora with three large octopuses within a marinescape of rocks and seaweed. A Mycenaean imitation of Minoan Marine Style. From the Mycenaean cemetery of Argive Prosymna, tomb 2, Greece. 15th Century BC. Cat No 6725 Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Three handled Mycenaean  Palace Style amphora with three large octopuses within a marinescape of rocks and seaweed. A Mycenaean imitation of Minoan Marine Style. From the Mycenaean cemetery of Argive Prosymna, tomb 2, Greece. 15th Century BC. Cat No 6725 Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Three handled Mycenaean  Palace Style amphora with three large octopuses within a marinescape of rocks and seaweed. A Mycenaean imitation of Minoan Marine Style. From the Mycenaean cemetery of Argive Prosymna, tomb 2, Greece. 15th Century BC. Cat No 6725 Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Three handled Mycenaean  Palace Style amphora with three large octopuses within a marinescape of rocks and seaweed. A Mycenaean imitation of Minoan Marine Style. From the Mycenaean cemetery of Argive Prosymna, tomb 2, Greece. 15th Century BC. Cat No 6725 Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Three handled Mycenaean  Palace Style amphora with three large octopuses within a marinescape of rocks and seaweed. A Mycenaean imitation of Minoan Marine Style. From the Mycenaean cemetery of Argive Prosymna, tomb 2, Greece. 15th Century BC. Cat No 6725 Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Three handled Mycenaean  Palace Style amphora with three large octopuses within a marinescape of rocks and seaweed. A Mycenaean imitation of Minoan Marine Style. From the Mycenaean cemetery of Argive Prosymna, tomb 2, Greece. 15th Century BC. Cat No 6725 Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • Alabaster jug possibly imported from Minoan Crete.   Mycenae graves, Greece. 15th century BC,  National Archaeological Museum, Athens.
  • Photo of a  jug decorated with stylised birds bands showing Cycladic and Minoan influences.   Mycenae Grave find, Greece. 15th century BC,  ,  National Archaeological Museum, Athens.
  • Photo of a  jug decorated with stylised birds bands showing Cycladic and Minoan influences.   Mycenae Grave find, Greece. 15th century BC,  ,  National Archaeological Museum, Athens.
  • Photo of a  jug decorated with stylised birds bands showing Cycladic and Minoan influences.   Mycenae Grave find, Greece. 15th century BC,  ,  National Archaeological Museum, Athens.
  • Alabaster jug possibly imported from Minoan Crete.   Mycenae graves, Greece. 15th century BC,  National Archaeological Museum, Athens.
  • Photo of a late Helladic jug decorated with serpentine bands showing Cycladic and Minoan influences.   Mycenae Shaft Grave V, Greece. 16th to early 15th century BC,  cat no: 950,  National Archaeological Museum, Athens.
  • Photo of a late Helladic jug decorated with serpentine bands showing Cycladic and Minoan influences.   Mycenae Shaft Grave V, Greece. 16th to early 15th century BC,  cat no: 950,  National Archaeological Museum, Athens.
  • Photo of a late Helladic jug decorated with serpentine bands showing Cycladic and Minoan influences.   Mycenae Shaft Grave V, Greece. 16th to early 15th century BC,  cat no: 950,  National Archaeological Museum, Athens.
  • Alabaster jug possibly imported from Minoan Crete.   Mycenae graves, Greece. 15th century BC,  National Archaeological Museum, Athens.
  • Photo of a late Helladic jug decorated with serpentine bands showing Cycladic and Minoan influences.   Mycenae Shaft Grave V, Greece. 16th to early 15th century BC,  cat no: 950,  National Archaeological Museum, Athens.
  • Photo of a late Helladic jug decorated with serpentine bands showing Cycladic and Minoan influences.   Mycenae Shaft Grave V, Greece. 16th to early 15th century BC,  cat no: 950,  National Archaeological Museum, Athens.
  • Photo of a late Helladic jug decorated with serpentine bands showing Cycladic and Minoan influences.   Mycenae Shaft Grave V, Greece. 16th to early 15th century BC,  cat no: 950,  National Archaeological Museum, Athens.
  • Alabaster jug possibly imported from Minoan Crete.   Mycenae graves, Greece. 15th century BC,  National Archaeological Museum, Athens.
  • Alabaster jug possibly imported from Minoan Crete.   Mycenae graves, Greece. 15th century BC,  National Archaeological Museum, Athens.
  • Photo of a late Helladic jug decorated with serpentine bands showing Cycladic and Minoan influences.   Mycenae Shaft Grave V, Greece. 16th to early 15th century BC,  cat no: 950,  National Archaeological Museum, Athens.
  • Photo of a  jug decorated with stylised birds bands showing Cycladic and Minoan influences.   Mycenae Grave find, Greece. 15th century BC,  ,  National Archaeological Museum, Athens.
  • Photo of a  jug decorated with stylised birds bands showing Cycladic and Minoan influences.   Mycenae Grave find, Greece. 15th century BC,  ,  National Archaeological Museum, Athens.
  • Alabaster jug possibly imported from Minoan Crete.   Mycenae graves, Greece. 15th century BC,  National Archaeological Museum, Athens.
  • Photo of a Three handles "Palace Style" amphora with three large octopuses within a marines cape of rocks and seaweed. A mycenaean copy of a Minoan Marine Style.   Mycenae tomb 2, Greece. 15th century BC,  cat no: 6725, National Archaeological Museum, Athens.
  • Minoan  pottery bath tub  larnax decorated with stylised octopuses,  Episkopi-Lerapetra 1350-1250 BC, Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, white background.<br />
<br />
To the Greeks, the Underworld was entered by water. As with many other Minoan bathtubs, this one was probably later used as a coffin to convey the deceased across the sea, where marine imagery would be equally appropriate. The two functions of bathtubs, bathing and burial, combine in the story of Agamemnon who, on return from Troy, was murdered by his wife and her lover in a silver bath.
  • Minoan  pottery bath tub  larnax decorated with stylised octopuses,  Episkopi-Lerapetra 1350-1250 BC, Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, white background.<br />
<br />
To the Greeks, the Underworld was entered by water. As with many other Minoan bathtubs, this one was probably later used as a coffin to convey the deceased across the sea, where marine imagery would be equally appropriate. The two functions of bathtubs, bathing and burial, combine in the story of Agamemnon who, on return from Troy, was murdered by his wife and her lover in a silver bath.
  • Minoan  pottery bath tub  larnax decorated with stylised octopuses,  Episkopi-Lerapetra 1350-1250 BC, Heraklion Archaeological  Museum.<br />
<br />
To the Greeks, the Underworld was entered by water. As with many other Minoan bathtubs, this one was probably later used as a coffin to convey the deceased across the sea, where marine imagery would be equally appropriate. The two functions of bathtubs, bathing and burial, combine in the story of Agamemnon who, on return from Troy, was murdered by his wife and her lover in a silver bath.
  • Minoan  pottery bath tub  larnax decorated with stylised octopuses,  Episkopi-Lerapetra 1350-1250 BC, Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, black background.<br />
<br />
To the Greeks, the Underworld was entered by water. As with many other Minoan bathtubs, this one was probably later used as a coffin to convey the deceased across the sea, where marine imagery would be equally appropriate. The two functions of bathtubs, bathing and burial, combine in the story of Agamemnon who, on return from Troy, was murdered by his wife and her lover in a silver bath.
  • Minoan  pottery bath tub  larnax decorated with stylised octopuses,  Episkopi-Lerapetra 1350-1250 BC, Heraklion Archaeological  Museum.<br />
<br />
To the Greeks, the Underworld was entered by water. As with many other Minoan bathtubs, this one was probably later used as a coffin to convey the deceased across the sea, where marine imagery would be equally appropriate. The two functions of bathtubs, bathing and burial, combine in the story of Agamemnon who, on return from Troy, was murdered by his wife and her lover in a silver bath.
  • Minoan  pottery bath tub  larnax decorated with stylised octopuses,  Episkopi-Lerapetra 1350-1250 BC, Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, grey background.<br />
<br />
To the Greeks, the Underworld was entered by water. As with many other Minoan bathtubs, this one was probably later used as a coffin to convey the deceased across the sea, where marine imagery would be equally appropriate. The two functions of bathtubs, bathing and burial, combine in the story of Agamemnon who, on return from Troy, was murdered by his wife and her lover in a silver bath.
  • Minoan  pottery bath tub  larnax decorated with stylised octopuses,  Episkopi-Lerapetra 1350-1250 BC, Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, grey background.<br />
<br />
To the Greeks, the Underworld was entered by water. As with many other Minoan bathtubs, this one was probably later used as a coffin to convey the deceased across the sea, where marine imagery would be equally appropriate. The two functions of bathtubs, bathing and burial, combine in the story of Agamemnon who, on return from Troy, was murdered by his wife and her lover in a silver bath.
  • Minoan  pottery bath tub  larnax decorated with stylised octopuses,  Episkopi-Lerapetra 1350-1250 BC, Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, black background.<br />
<br />
To the Greeks, the Underworld was entered by water. As with many other Minoan bathtubs, this one was probably later used as a coffin to convey the deceased across the sea, where marine imagery would be equally appropriate. The two functions of bathtubs, bathing and burial, combine in the story of Agamemnon who, on return from Troy, was murdered by his wife and her lover in a silver bath.
  • Minoan  pottery bath tub  larnax decorated with stylised octopuses,  Episkopi-Lerapetra 1350-1250 BC, Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, grey background.<br />
<br />
To the Greeks, the Underworld was entered by water. As with many other Minoan bathtubs, this one was probably later used as a coffin to convey the deceased across the sea, where marine imagery would be equally appropriate. The two functions of bathtubs, bathing and burial, combine in the story of Agamemnon who, on return from Troy, was murdered by his wife and her lover in a silver bath.
  • Minoan  pottery bath tub  larnax decorated with stylised octopuses,  Episkopi-Lerapetra 1350-1250 BC, Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, grey background.<br />
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To the Greeks, the Underworld was entered by water. As with many other Minoan bathtubs, this one was probably later used as a coffin to convey the deceased across the sea, where marine imagery would be equally appropriate. The two functions of bathtubs, bathing and burial, combine in the story of Agamemnon who, on return from Troy, was murdered by his wife and her lover in a silver bath.

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