• Roman mosaics - The Wedding of Dionysus mosaic. Dionysus Villa Ancient Zeugama, 2nd  century AD . Zeugma Mosaic Museum, Gaziantep, Turkey.<br />
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The Wedding of Dionysus and Ariadne Mosaic, which belongs to the House of Dionysus, is one of the most special mosaics around the world. In the scene, Dionysus and Ariadne are sitting on a sofa. There are three maenads, musician, the wedding god and two sirens around them. <br />
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The mosaic gives the impression of a painting due to the rich variety of colors and luminous/shadow effects used. The fact that there are many figures within the mosaic and their high pictorial quality, on the other hand, makes the mosaic much more special. <br />
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The House of Dionysus is the villa where a rescue excavation was conducted in 1992 upon the received intelligence telling that traffickers had been digging the area. After the excavations, the mosaic now you behold was unearthed along with some geometric mosaics. In terms of the exactness in the anatomy of the figures, the perspective, and the rich variety of colors it is among the most precious and important mosaic around the world. <br />
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The Museum had conducted activities in order to display the mosaic where it belongs and in a natural manner. However, such a big portion of the mosaic as two thirds was stolen by the historical artefact traffickers in 1998 from the place of display. The parts of the mosaic are not found yet. After the robbery, the remaining parts were transported to Gaziantep Museum and displayed after restoration. The stolen part of the mosaic was left blank. The searches continue in order to find the missing parts through the Interpol.
  • Roman mosaics - Close up of The Wedding of Dionysus mosaic. Dionysus Villa Ancient Zeugama, 2nd  century AD . Zeugma Mosaic Museum, Gaziantep, Turkey.<br />
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The Wedding of Dionysus and Ariadne Mosaic, which belongs to the House of Dionysus, is one of the most special mosaics around the world. In the scene, Dionysus and Ariadne are sitting on a sofa. There are three maenads, musician, the wedding god and two sirens around them. <br />
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The mosaic gives the impression of a painting due to the rich variety of colors and luminous/shadow effects used. The fact that there are many figures within the mosaic and their high pictorial quality, on the other hand, makes the mosaic much more special. <br />
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The House of Dionysus is the villa where a rescue excavation was conducted in 1992 upon the received intelligence telling that traffickers had been digging the area. After the excavations, the mosaic now you behold was unearthed along with some geometric mosaics. In terms of the exactness in the anatomy of the figures, the perspective, and the rich variety of colors it is among the most precious and important mosaic around the world. <br />
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The Museum had conducted activities in order to display the mosaic where it belongs and in a natural manner. However, such a big portion of the mosaic as two thirds was stolen by the historical artefact traffickers in 1998 from the place of display. The parts of the mosaic are not found yet. After the robbery, the remaining parts were transported to Gaziantep Museum and displayed after restoration. The stolen part of the mosaic was left blank. The searches continue in order to find the missing parts through the Interpol.
  • The Minoan 'Bull leaping' fresco depicting an athlete leaping over a bulls back,  Knossos-Palace, 1600-1400 BC . Heraklion Archaeological Museum.<br />
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there are 3 participants, two white skinned women and one brown skinned man. One female athele is restraining the bull ny the horns to slow it down as the male athlete performs a backward summersault ober the bulls back. The second female athlete waits to catch the leaper.<br />
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The fresco was found on the east side of the palace of Knossos together with fragments depicting different stages of bull leaping.
  • Minoan wall art depicting 'Blue Monkeys' from Knossos Palace, 1700-1450 BC. Heraklion Archaeological Museum.
  • The Minoan 'Procession Fresco', wall art from the South Prpylaeum, Knossos Palace, 1500-1400 BC . Heraklion Archaeological Museum.  Grey Background. <br />
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This latrge Minoan fresco of many figure in procession would have decorated the corridor between the West Porch and the South Propylaeum of Knossos Palace. Both sides of the corridor were painted with hundreds of male and femal;e figures carrying precious utensils and vessels, probably depicting gift bearers to the ruler of the Palace. The composition is much like those found in the Palaces and tombs of Egypt and the near east at the time. Neopalatial final period.
  • Minoan wall art fresco of 'Ladies in Blue' from Knossos Palace 1600-1450 BC. Heraklion Archaeological Museum.<br />
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The 'Ladies in Blue' Minoan fresco depicts richy dressed female figures with opulent jewelery and clothing with flamboyant hairstyles refecting the wealth of the Palace of Knossos
  • Minoan wall art fresco of 'Ladies in Blue' from Knossos Palace 1600-1450 BC. Heraklion Archaeological Museum.  White Background. <br />
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The 'Ladies in Blue' Minoan fresco depicts richy dressed female figures with opulent jewelery and clothing with flamboyant hairstyles refecting the wealth of the Palace of Knossos
  • The painted Minoan Hagia Triada Sarcophagus 1370-1300 BC. Heraklion Archaeological Museum.  Grey Background. <br />
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The limestone Hagia Triada Sarcophagus is painted with frescoes depicting the ceremonies honouring the dead.
  • Minoan fresco panel from the 'Lily Frescoes' from the 'Villa of the Lilies' Amnisos, 1600-1500 BC. Heraklion Archaeological Museum.  Grey Background. <br />
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Ths freco depicts white lilies against a red background and red lilies against w white backgoround with long stems in front of a fence. The wall art uses fresco and 'in cavo' technique. Neopalatial Period.
  • Minoan Bull wall art fresco , West Bastion, Knossos Palace, 1600-1450 BC. Heraklion Archaeological Museum.  Grey Background. <br />
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The Minoan Bull fresco was part of a larger composition which probably had a hunter or bull leaper in it. It is a masterpiece of Minoan naturalism and a work of high quality and expresive power.
  • The Minoan 'Procession Fresco', wall art from the South Prpylaeum, Knossos Palace, 1500-1400 BC . Heraklion Archaeological Museum. Black Background. <br />
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This latrge Minoan fresco of many figure in procession would have decorated the corridor between the West Porch and the South Propylaeum of Knossos Palace. Both sides of the corridor were painted with hundreds of male and femal;e figures carrying precious utensils and vessels, probably depicting gift bearers to the ruler of the Palace. The composition is much like those found in the Palaces and tombs of Egypt and the near east at the time. Neopalatial final period.
  • Minoan floral wall art fresco from Knossos Palace, 1600-1300 BC. Heraklion Archaeological Museum.  White Background.
  • Minoan 'Papyrus wall art fresco from the 'House of Frescoes' Knossos Palace, 1600-1500 BC. Heraklion Archaeological Museum.  White Background.
  • Minoan 'Sacred Grove and Dance Freco', wall art from Knossos Palace, 1600-1450 BC. Heraklion Archaeological Museum.   White Background. <br />
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This Neopalatial period Minoan fredco comes from thecauseway of the west facade of the palace complex.
  • Terra cotta Mycenaean cult figurines with raised arms found at Delphi,  1400-1050 BC, Delphi National Archaeological Museum.  Against white.<br />
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Stylised female figurines were common in the Mycenaean world and may have represented deities , divine nurses or worshipers. these Mycenaean female figurines were probably used as voitive offering and maybe as childrens toys.
  • Terra cotta Mycenaean seated cult figurine on a tripod seat,  found at Delphi,  1400-1050 BC, Delphi National Archaeological Museum.
  • Minoan cylindrical vessel decorated with leafy bands, Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini) National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.<br />
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The vessels bottom is pierced so was probably used like a rhython during ceremonies.
  • Minoan cylindrical vessel decorated with leafy bands, Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini) National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.<br />
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The vessels bottom is pierced so was probably used like a rhython during ceremonies.
  • Large Pithos storage jar decorated with wavy lbands and linaear A inscription, Knossos Palace, Crete.  National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.<br />
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From the 1887 excavations of Kalokairinos, Knossos.
  • Minoan bridge spouted jug with spiral decorations, Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini) National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.
  • Minoan bridge spouted jug with spiral decorations, Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini) National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.
  • Minoan clay polychrome pithoid jar with reed decoration, Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini) National Archaeological Museum Athens.
  • Large Minoan polychrome jug decorated with dolphins, Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini) National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.<br />
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The illustrated dolphins on this jug are swimming happily in a marine scape, by the same painter as the 'Galloping Lions' jug
  • Large Minoan polychrome jug decorated with dolphins, Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini) National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.<br />
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The illustrated dolphins on this jug are swimming happily in a marine scape, by the same painter as the 'Galloping Lions' jug
  • Large Minoan polychrome jug decorated with dolphins, Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini) National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.<br />
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The illustrated dolphins on this jug are swimming happily in a marine scape, by the same painter as the 'Galloping Lions' jug
  • Monoan 'Antelope fresco' Wall painting from Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini). National archaeological Musuem Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.<br />
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The Antelope fresco dep[icts two antelopes sketched with strong dark lines on a white plaster background. Their simple figures are slender and agile, and theri movements reserved are reserved yet expressive. From the same room as the 'Boxing Children' fresco the emsemble may have had a larger symbolic meaning. Room B1, Building B.
  • Minoan 'Boxing Children' fresco Wall painting from Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini). National archaeological Musuem Athens artefact. 17th-16th cent BC.<br />
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The 'Boxing Children' fresco depicts two naked boys wearing belts and boxing gloves. Their heads are shaved but for two long locks at the back and two shorter ones on their forehead. Their dark complexion indicated thair gender. The boy on the left is the more reserved of the two and wears jewelry consisting of a necklace and two bracelets, one on his arm and the other around his ankle, which indicated his higher social status. From room B1 of building B.
  • Minoan 'Boxing Children' fresco Wall painting from Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini). National archaeological Musuem Athens artefact. 17th-16th cent BC.<br />
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The 'Boxing Children' fresco depicts two naked boys wearing belts and boxing gloves. Their heads are shaved but for two long locks at the back and two shorter ones on their forehead. Their dark complexion indicated thair gender. The boy on the left is the more reserved of the two and wears jewelry consisting of a necklace and two bracelets, one on his arm and the other around his ankle, which indicated his higher social status. From room B1 of building B.
  • Cycladic rounded alabastron top with 'marine style' decoration.   Cycladic (15th cent BC BC) , Phylakopi I-IV, Melos. National Archaeological Museum Athens.  Cat no 5777.
  • Cycladic ceramic spherical pyxis with impressed  linear decoration. Cycladic II (2800-2300 BC) , Chalandriani, Syros. National Archaeological Museum Athens.
  • Cycladic ritual kernos with painted motif  Early Cycladic III (2300-2000 BC) , Phylakopi I, Melos. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat No 822-833.  White background.<br />
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A complec ritual vessel with multiple pithos for offerings.
  • Cycladic conical rhython with spiral decorations.   Cycladic (1650-1450 BC) , Phylakopi III, Melos. National Archaeological Museum Athens.  Cat no 5791.  Grey background.<br />
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Ceramic shapes and painted style are heavily influenced by Minoan styles during this period. Dark floral and spiral patterns are painted over a lighted backgound with wavy bands.
  • Cycladic spouted cup with floral and net pattern.   Cycladic (1650-1450 BC) , Phylakopi III, Melos. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat no 5755.   White background.<br />
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Ceramic shapes and painted style are heavily influenced by Minoan styles during this period. Dark floral and spiral patterns are painted over a lighted backgound with wavy bands.
  • Cycladic spouted cup with floral and net pattern.   Cycladic (1650-1450 BC) , Phylakopi III, Melos. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat no 5755.   Grey background.<br />
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Ceramic shapes and painted style are heavily influenced by Minoan styles during this period. Dark floral and spiral patterns are painted over a lighted backgound with wavy bands.
  • Cycladic deep bridge spouted jar with spiral decorations.   Cycladic (1650-1450 BC) , Phylakopi III, Melos. National Archaeological Museum Athens.  Cat no 5788.<br />
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Ceramic shapes and painted style are heavily influenced by Minoan styles during this period. Dark floral and spiral patterns are painted over a lighted backgound with wavy bands.
  • Cycladic beaked nippled jug with monstrous creature decoration.   Cycladic (18th-17th cent BC BC) , Phylakopi I-IV, Melos. National Archaeological Museum Athens.  Cat no 5777.   Grey background.
  • Cycladic footed necked jar with impressed decration.  Early Cycladic III (2300-2000 BC) , Phylakopi I, Melos. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat No 6168.  White background.<br />
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During this period pottery was often monochrome with polised slip finishes sometimes with incised or impressed decorations.
  • Cycladic footed necked jar with impressed decration.  Early Cycladic III (2300-2000 BC) , Phylakopi I, Melos. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat No 6168.  Gray background.<br />
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During this period pottery was often monochrome with polised slip finishes sometimes with incised or impressed decorations.
  • Cycladic terracotta 'frying pan' with incied spiral decoration from Chalandriani, Syros. Early Cycladic period II 2800-2300 BC), National Archaeological Museum Athens, Cat No 5058.  Gray background.<br />
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These so called 'frying pans' wre created by the Keros-Syros culture and are their useage is uncertain. The compex geometric patterns on their bases suggest that they may have had some symbolic meaning and were used in religious of magical rituals. They could also have served practical purposes being used as dishes, mirror mounts, astrolabes or metris measured for salt traders.
  • Cycladic terracotta 'frying pan' with incied spiral decoration from Chalandriani, Syros. Early Cycladic period II 2800-2300 BC), National Archaeological Museum Athens,  White background.<br />
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These so called 'frying pans' wre created by the Keros-Syros culture and are their useage is uncertain. The compex geometric patterns on their bases suggest that they may have had some symbolic meaning and were used in religious of magical rituals. They could also have served practical purposes being used as dishes, mirror mounts, astrolabes or metris measured for salt traders.
  • Cycladic terracotta 'frying pan' with incied boat and spiral decoration from Chalandriani, Syros. Early Cycladic period II 2800-2300 BC), National Archaeological Museum Athens, Cat No 4974.   Grey background.<br />
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Yje incised decorations depict a boat amongst spiral formed waves. The boats is of a Ctcladic design  found throughout the Aegean.<br />
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These so called 'frying pans' wre created by the Keros-Syros culture and are their useage is uncertain. The compex geometric patterns on their bases suggest that they may have had some symbolic meaning and were used in religious of magical rituals. They could also have served practical purposes being used as dishes, mirror mounts, astrolabes or metris measured for salt traders.
  • The 'Harpist of Keros' a seated parian marble female Cycladic figurine. Early Cycladic Period II (2800-2300 BC) from Keros, Cat no 3908. National Archaeological Museum, Athens.   White background.<br />
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This elaborate three dimesional Cyladic statue known as the 'Harpist of Keros' depicts a seated figure plaung a harp. Its execution required an experienced workshop that could file away the parian marble with gronze tools.
  • Marble female Cycladic statue figurine with folded arms of the Spedos type. Early Cycladic Period II (2800-2300 BC) from Naxos, Cat No 6195. National Archaeological Museum, Athens.   Gray background.<br />
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This Cycladic statue figurine is of the Spedos type standing on tip tie with bended knees and arms folded under the breasts with head raiised.
  • Cycladic statue figurine of the naturalistic 'Plastira' type of Paros from Glypha cemetery, grave 23, Cat no 4762. Early Cycladic Period I (Grotta-Pelos Phase 3200-2800 BC). National Archaeological Museum, Athens. <br />
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This type of Cycladic figurine stand with feet lat to the ground with detailed facial features and ears to make a more realistic statue.
  • Female Cycladic statue figurine with folded arms of the Spedos and Dokathismata type. Early Cycladic Period II (2800-3200) from Naxos. National Archaeological Museum, Athens.   Grey background.<br />
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This Cycladic statue figurine is of the Spedos type standing on tip tie with bended knees and arms folded under the breasts with head raiised.
  • The 'figure of eight shield'  Mycenaean fresco wall painting, Mycenae Acropolis, Greece Cat No 11671. National Archaeological Museum, Athens.<br />
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12th-14th cent BC.<br />
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The Mycenaean 'figure of eight shield' were originaly made of cows hide and was the symbol of a goddess of war.
  • The 'figure of eight shield'  Mycenaean fresco wall painting, Mycenae Acropolis, Greece Cat No 11671. National Archaeological Museum, Athens. Grey Background<br />
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12th-14th cent BC.<br />
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The Mycenaean 'figure of eight shield' were originaly made of cows hide and was the symbol of a goddess of war.
  • The 'figure of eight shield'  Mycenaean fresco wall painting, Mycenae Acropolis, Greece Cat No 11671. National Archaeological Museum, Athens.<br />
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12th-14th cent BC.<br />
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The Mycenaean 'figure of eight shield' were originaly made of cows hide and was the symbol of a goddess of war.
  • Mycenaean fresco wall painting of three women, Ramp House, Mycenae Acropolis, Greece Cat No 1015. National Archaeological Museum, Athens. Grey art Background <br />
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This 14th Cent BC Mycenaean fresco fragment depicts three women looking out of a window. The scene is festive and the veneration gestures of the women suggest that they are watching a religiuos procession through the window.
  • Mycenaean Fresco wall painting of a Mycanaean Women bearing offerings, Later Palace,  Tiryns, Greece.  Athens Archaeological Museum. Grey Background<br />
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14th  Cent BC. Cat No 15883. The Mycenaean fresco fragments depict a women in a procession bearing offerings for a deity. Their facial characteristic and elaborate hairstyles and rich garments are clearly visible.
  • Upper part of a Mycenaean female figurine with stylised arms wearing a necklace, from Mycenae tomb 101, Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat No 4690.  Black Background<br />
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Stylised female figurines were common in the Mycenaean world and may have represented deities , divine nurses or worshipers. these Mycenaean female figurines were probably used as voitive offering and maybe as childrens toys.
  • Mycenaean Gold circular buttons from Grave IV, Grave Circle A, Myenae, Greece. National Archaeological Museum Athens. 16th Cent BC. Grey Background
  • Mycenaean  Bronze sword with inlaid lions from  Grave Circle A, Mycenae, 16th cent BC. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat No 395. 16th Cent BC. Grey Background
  • Mycenaean bull figurine from from Mycenae tomb 65 , Archaeological Museum Athens. cat no 3032
  • 'House of Warriors Vase' : Pictoral Mycenaean Krater depicting Mycenaean soldiers in full armour, Mycenae Acropolis, 12th Cent BC.  National Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat no 1426.  Grey art Background <br />
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This large pictoral Mycenaean Krater depicts Mycenaean soldiers full armed with helmet, cuirass, greaves, shield and spaer as they depart for war. This is a superb example of Mycenaean pictoral pottery
  • 'House of Warriors Vase' : Pictoral Mycenaean Krater depicting Mycenaean soldiers in full armour, Mycenae Acropolis, 12th Cent BC.  National Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat no 1426. <br />
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This large pictoral Mycenaean Krater depicts Mycenaean soldiers full armed with helmet, cuirass, greaves, shield and spaer as they depart for war. This is a superb example of Mycenaean pictoral pottery
  • 'House of Warriors Vase' : Pictoral Mycenaean Krater depicting Mycenaean soldiers in full armour, Mycenae Acropolis, 12th Cent BC.  National Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat no 1426.  Grey art Background <br />
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This large pictoral Mycenaean Krater depicts Mycenaean soldiers full armed with helmet, cuirass, greaves, shield and spaer as they depart for war. This is a superb example of Mycenaean pictoral pottery
  • Mycenaean Fresco wall painting of a Mycanaean footman leading a horse & hunting dog,  Tiryns, Greece. 14th - 13th Century BC. Athens Archaeological Museum. Cat No 5878.  Grey art Background
  • Mycenaean Fresco wall painting of a Wild Boar Hunt from the Tiryns, Greece. 14th - 13th Century BC. Athens Archaeological Museum.
  • The 'Mycenaean Lady' fresco wall painting depicting a women in a procession, Mycenae, Greece Cat No 11670. National Archaeological Museum, Athens. Grey art Background <br />
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The 'Mycenaean Lady' fresco depicts a women with a serious and pensive expression of a goddess in a solemn moment during which she accepts a gift of a necklace which she hold tightly in her right hand. she wears a short sleeved bodice over a sheer blouse which deliniates her bosom. She has an  intricate hairstyle and wears rich jewellery.
  • Mycenaean pottery funiture decorations from Grave IV, Circle Grave A, Mycenae, 16th cent BC. National Archaeological Museum Athens.  Grey art Background
  • Top leaf shapes of a gold diadem from Grave III, 'Grave of a Women', Grave Circle A, Myenae, Greece. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Grey Background<br />
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Shaft Grave III, the so-called 'Grave of the Women,' contained three female and two infant interments. The women were literally covered in gold jewelry and wore massive gold diadems, while the infants were overlaid with gold foil.
  • Mycenaean gold necklaces from the Mycenae chamber tombs, Greece. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Grey Background<br />
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Top four  necklaces in the shape of papyrus flowers .<br />
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Fifth necklace down in the shape of Ivy leaves from tomb 91 Cat No 3186
  • Mycenaean three handled styrrup jar with painted zig zag  and double axesdesigns, Tholos tomb 2 , Myrsinochori, Messenia, 15th cent BC. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat No 8376.
  • Small Mycenaean amphora decorated with double headed axes, Grave VI, Grave Circle A, Mycenae 16-15 Cent BC. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat No 196
  • Mycenaean gold cup with horizontal grooves found buried in Grave IV Mycenae, Greece. National Archaeological Museum of Athens.
  • Mycenaean gold cup with horizontal grroves, Grave IV, Grave Circle A, Mycenae, Greece. National Archaeological Museum of Athens. An elegant precious gold cup hammered from thick gold to created a simple elegant design. This Mycenaean gold cup demonstrates how advance Mycenaean metalworking was in the 16th century BC. The value of the cup would have been extermely high so must have graced the table of a Mycenaean noble perhaps even a v king.
  • 'House of Warriors Vase' : Pictoral Mycenaean Krater depicting Mycenaean soldiers in full armour, Mycenae Acropolis, 12th Cent BC.  National Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat no 1426.  Grey Background<br />
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This large pictoral Mycenaean Krater depicts Mycenaean soldiers full armed with helmet, cuirass, greaves, shield and spaer as they depart for war. This is a superb example of Mycenaean pictoral pottery
  • Three handled Palace Style Mycenaean amphora with octpuses and marinescape decorations motifs, Mycenaean cemetery, Argive Prosymna, tomb 2, 15 cnt BC, National Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat no 6725.  Grey art Background <br />
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This Mycenaean vase is an imitation of the Minoan Marine Style
  • Three handled Palace Style  Mycenaean amphora with palm tree floral motifs, Mycenaean cemetery, Argive Deiras, 15 cnt BC, National Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat no 7107.  Black Background<br />
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This Mycenaean vase is distinguished by the high quality of clay and paint as well as the naturalistic rendition of the palm tree decorations
  • Mycenaean clay alabastron decorated with seaweed motifs, Tholos tomb 2 , Myrsinochori, Messenia, 15th cent BC. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat No 8374.
  • Mycenaean clay alabastron decorated with seaweed motifs, Tholos tomb 2 , Myrsinochori, Messenia, 15th cent BC. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat No 8374.
  • Mycenaean styrup jar from the House of the oil merchant, Mycenae Acropolis 14-13thj Cent BC. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat No 7626.  Grey art Background
  • Mycenaean gold death mask, Grave Cicle A, Mycenae, Greece. National Archaeological Museum of Athens.  Grey Background<br />
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This death mask is typical of the other Mycenaean gold death masks fround in Grave V except in this mask the eyes are open. made from a sigle sheet of gold the shape of the face would have been hammered ot against wood. two holes either side of the gold mask allowed it to be held over the dead mans face. As weapons were found in the graves of Grave Circle A at Mycenae, those buried here wer warriors and maybe kings as the grave goods buried with them were of great value. 16th century BC
  • Neolithic bone fishing hooks. 6000 BC. Catalhoyuk Collections. Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara
  • Neolithic stone plate with long spout and bone spoons. 6000 BC. Catalhoyuk Collections. Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara
  • Neolithic stone plate with long spout and bone spoons. 6000 BC. Catalhoyuk Collections. Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara
  • Neolithic terracotta pot with handle. 6000 BC. Catalhoyuk Collections. Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara
  • Neolithic terracotta cook pot on stand. 6000 BC. Catalhoyuk Collections. Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara
  • Close up of a Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of the Three Graces, Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.  <br />
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The Three Graces stand in their familiar hellenistic composition. They were handmaids of Aphrodite and appeared in this form on the decoration of her cult statue at Aphrodisias. Their names evoked their character: Euphrosyne (joy), Aglaia (Splendour) and Thaleia (Bloom).
  • Close up of a Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Orestes At Delphi Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.   <br />
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Orestes who has sought sanctuary at Delphi after murdering his mother, leaves Apollo’s shrine on his way to stand trial in Athens, The hero steps gingerly over sleeping Fury; he brandishes a sword and still hold onto Apollo’s tripod. The Fury has a snake and a burning torch with which she torments male factors. A small local nymph sits above on a rocky outcrop of Delphi’s Mt Parnossos
  • Interior of Aphrodisias Museum, showing Roman Sebastian relief sculptures,   Aphrodisias, Turkey.
  • Roman Sebasteion relief sculpture of Krete Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.   Against a white background.<br />
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The classical hairstyle, dress and pose characterises the figure of civilised and free,
  • Roman Sebasteion relief sculpture of Krete Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.  Against an art background.<br />
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The classical hairstyle, dress and pose characterises the figure of civilised and free,
  • Roman Sebasteion relief sculpture of Ethnos of the Dacians Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.  Against an art background.<br />
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The Dacians are shown as a captive Barbarian woman. Her arms are crossed in submission, her thick dress slips off the shoulder slightly partly revealing her breast. The forepart of a small bull stands in profile behind. Dacia (modern Romania) was claimed by Augustus as a conquest in 1BC to 4AD
  • Roman Sebasteion relief sculpture of the god Okeanos (Ocean), Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.   Against a white background.<br />
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The bearded of Okeanos makes an epiphany, controlling his cloak which billows around his head. Ocean would be paired with Earth: together they represented empire without end, over land and sea
  • Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Nero being crowned emperor by Agrippina, Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.  Against an art background.<br />
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Agrippina crowns her young son Nero with a laurel wreath. She carries a cornucopia, a symbol of Fortune and Plenty, and he wears the armour and cloak of a Roman commander, with a helmet on the ground near his feet. The scene refers to Nero’s accession as emperor in AD 54, and belongs before AD 59 when Nero had Agrippina murdered.
  • Roman Sebasteion relief sculpture of emperor Augustus and Goddess Victory, Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.   Against a black background.<br />
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The naked emperor Augustus stands in majesty with the winged goddess Victory(Nike). He carried a spear and has an eagle, the bird representing Zeus, at his feet. Victory is crowning a military trophy - a rough post with enemy armour attached to it. Beneath the trophy is a barbarian captive, his hands tied behind his back.
  • Close up of Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Nero conquering Armenia depicting a fallen female representing Armenia,  Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.   <br />
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Nero, wearing only a cloak and sword strap, supports a slumped naked Armenia by her upper arms. She wears a soft eastern hat, and her bow and quiver are next to her. The heroic composition likens them to Achilles and the Amazon Queen Penthesilea. The inscription reads: Armenia - (Neron) Klaudios Drousos Kaisar Sebastos Germanikos.
  • Roman Sebasteion relief sculpture of emperor Claudius and Britannia, Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.  Against a grey background.<br />
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Naked warrior emperor Claudius is about to deliver a death blow to the slumped Britannia. He wears a helmet, cloak and sword belt with a scabbard. Britannia wears a tunic with one breast exposed like the Amazon figures she was modelled on. The inscription reads: Tiberios Klaudios Kaiser - Bretannia.
  • Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of the Emperor and Roman People, Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.  Against a grey background.<br />
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The emperor is a naked warrior and is crowned by a personification of the Roman People or the Senate wearing a toga, the stately civilian dress of a Roman Citizen. The crown is an oak wreath, the corona civica or “civic crown” awarded for saving citizens lives. The emperor is setting up a battlefield trophy beneath which kneels an anguished barbarian women captive
  • Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Poseidon and Amphitrite,  Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey. <br />
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The two god-like tritons, Poseidon and Amphitrite, are seated on two sea horses accompanied by two fish legged tritons below. Between the tritons sits a sea-putto of baby triton. The male god is in the form of Poseidon crowned by his wife Amphitrite. Unusually he wears a military cloak and they might be an emperor and his wife (such as Claudius and Agrippina) in the guise of Poseidon and Amphitrite
  • Close up of a Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Emperor Claudius as God of sea and land,  Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.   Against a white background.<br />
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The Emperor as god Claudius strides forward in a divine epiphany, drapery billowing around his head. He receives a cornucopia with fruits of the earth from a figure emerging from the ground, anda ship’s steering oar from a marine tritoness with fish legs. The idea is clear: the god-emperor guarantees the prosperity of land and sea. The relief is a remarkable local visualisation - elevated and panegyrical - of the emperor’s role as a universal saviour and divine protector.
  • Close up of a Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Emperor Claudius as God of sea and land,  Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.   Against a black background.<br />
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The Emperor as god Claudius strides forward in a divine epiphany, drapery billowing around his head. He receives a cornucopia with fruits of the earth from a figure emerging from the ground, anda ship’s steering oar from a marine tritoness with fish legs. The idea is clear: the god-emperor guarantees the prosperity of land and sea. The relief is a remarkable local visualisation - elevated and panegyrical - of the emperor’s role as a universal saviour and divine protector.
  • Close up of a Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Anchises and Aphrodite Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey. <br />
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The Trojan shepherd Anchises gazes at the seated Aphrodite, his lover for one night on mount Ida. She hold a small Eros on her lap: this is an erotic encounter. The head of Selene (Moon) appears above the mountain rocks: she indicates night time. It was from this union that Aineas was born
  • Close up of a Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Io and Argos Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.     Against a white background.<br />
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A powerful hero is folding a sword gazing closely at a half naked and dishevelled young heroine who sits on a chest like stool. Between, on a pillar base stood a small, separately added statue of a goddess ( now missing). The scene follows a scheme used in the relief panels “Io guarded by Argos”. Io was one of Zeus’s lovers, and Argos was a watchful giant sent to guard her by Hera, Zeus’s wife.
  • Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Io and Argos Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.   Against a black background.<br />
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A powerful hero is folding a sword gazing closely at a half naked and dishevelled young heroine who sits on a chest like stool. Between, on a pillar base stood a small, separately added statue of a goddess ( now missing). The scene follows a scheme used in the relief panels “Io guarded by Argos”. Io was one of Zeus’s lovers, and Argos was a watchful giant sent to guard her by Hera, Zeus’s wife.
  • Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Apollo and a Muse Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey. <br />
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On the left stood Apollo, one foot raised on a rock, playing his lyre which rests on top of the omphalos (the earth’s navel stone, tied down at Delphi(. On the right stands a muse holding one arm of Apollos lyre.
  • Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of  Bellerophon Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.    Against a white background.<br />
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Bellerophon was a Lykian hero and was claimed as a founder of Aphrodisias. He holds his winged horse Pegasos. The deign was modelled on another relief panel in the series “Royal hero with Dod Hunting”. The carving is poor and the sculptor may have been a novice.modelled
  • Roman Sebasteion relief  sculpture of Meleager and Atalante  Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.    Against a white background.<br />
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Meleager sits on a rock tying his sandal. Below him lies a fierce hunting dog with a broad collar. On one side a god or another hero wearing a rounded hat was crowning Meleager ( arm missing). On the other side stands the huntress Atalante, Meleager’s lover: she wears a short dress and quiver, and lifts her cloak at the shoulder in a gesture of modesty.
  • Close up of a Roman Sebastian relief sculpture of Zeus and Prometheus, Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.      Against a white background.<br />
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Prometheus is screaming in pain. Zeus had given him a terrible punishment for giving fire to man: he was tied to the Caucasus mountains and had his liver picked out daily by an eagle. Herakles shot the eagle and is undoing the first manacle. He wears his trade mark lion-skin and thrown his club to one side. A small mountain nymph, holding a throwing stick appears amongst the rocks.
  • Roman Sebasteion relief sculpture of Achilles and a dying Amazon, Aphrodisias Museum, Aphrodisias, Turkey.   Against a black background.  <br />
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Achilles supports the dying Amazon queen Penthesilea whom he has mortally wounded. Her double headed axe slips from her hands. The queen had come to fight against the Greeks in the Trojan war and Achilles fell in love with her.
  • Black obsidian blades. Catalhoyuk Collections. Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara. Against a white background
  • Bone necklace. Catalhoyuk Collections. Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara
  • Fresco of human figures around a deer. None of the figures carry weapons and some a dressed in leopard costumes. The figures seem to be trying to hold on or touch the deer amd one figure appears to be holding its tongue. 6000 BC, Catalhoyuk Collections. Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara. Against a white background
  • Terracotta Vase with female face. Catalhoyuk Collections. Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara. Against a gray mottled background
  • Terracotta Goddess figure which has been associated with agriculture & human fertility because of her big breasts and wide hips. She is depicted sitting between 2 leopards suggesting she was important. 5750 BC. . Catalhoyuk Collections. Museum of Anatolian Civilisations, Ankara. Against a white background
  • Geometric wall painting circa 6000 BC . Catalhoyuk collection, Konya Archaeological Museum, Turkey
  • Neolithic decorative hand print from the inside wall of a house. 7000 BC to 5000 BC . Catalhoyuk collection, Konya Archaeological Museum, Turkey. Against a black background
  • Neolithic decorative hand print from the inside wall of a house. 7000 BC to 5000 BC . Catalhoyuk collection, Konya Archaeological Museum, Turkey. Against a grey background
  • Neolithic necklace, 7000 BC to 6500 BC . Catalhoyuk collection, Konya Archaeological Museum, Turkey
  • Neolithic terracotta bowl. Catalhoyuk collection, Konya Archaeological Museum, Turkey. Against a black background
  • Neolithic terracotta pot . Catalhoyuk collection, Konya Archaeological Museum, Turkey. Against a white background
  • Chalcolithic decorated terra cotta basket pot. Circa 5000BC. Catalhoyuk collection, Konya Archaeological Museum, Turkey
  • Minoan 'Sacred Knot" fresco wall art depicting the religious apotropaic symbol, Nirou Chani 1600-1450 BC . Heraklion Archaeological Museum.,grey background
  • Minoan 'Sacred Knot" fresco wall art depicting the religious apotropaic symbol, Nirou Chani 1600-1450 BC . Heraklion Archaeological Museum.
  • Minoan 'Sacred Knot" fresco wall art depicting the religious apotropaic symbol, Nirou Chani 1600-1450 BC . Heraklion Archaeological Museum.,grey background
  • Minoan 'Sacred Knot" fresco wall art depicting the religious apotropaic symbol, Nirou Chani 1600-1450 BC . Heraklion Archaeological Museum.
  • Minoan 'Sacred Knot" fresco wall art depicting the religious apotropaic symbol, Nirou Chani 1600-1450 BC . Heraklion Archaeological Museum.,grey background
  • Minoan 'Sacred Knot" fresco wall art depicting the religious apotropaic symbol, Nirou Chani 1600-1450 BC . Heraklion Archaeological Museum., black background
  • Minoan 'Sacred Knot" fresco wall art depicting the religious apotropaic symbol, Nirou Chani 1600-1450 BC . Heraklion Archaeological Museum.,white background
  • The Minoan 'Dancer' fresco deicting a doddess descending from the heavens, Knossos Palace, 1600-1450 BC . Heraklion Archaeological Museum., black background<br />
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The Dancer fresco depits a goddess descending from the heavens as indicated by her locks of hair streaming in the wind. This is a familiar convention in Minoan iconogragraphy of a goddess hovering in the air, her right arm extended in a gesture of authority. This fragment is psrt of a larger epiphony scene
  • The Minoan 'Dancer' fresco deicting a doddess descending from the heavens, Knossos Palace, 1600-1450 BC . Heraklion Archaeological Museum.,grey background<br />
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The Dancer fresco depits a goddess descending from the heavens as indicated by her locks of hair streaming in the wind. This is a familiar convention in Minoan iconogragraphy of a goddess hovering in the air, her right arm extended in a gesture of authority. This fragment is psrt of a larger epiphony scene
  • The Minoan 'Dancer' fresco deicting a doddess descending from the heavens, Knossos Palace, 1600-1450 BC . Heraklion Archaeological Museum.,grey background<br />
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The Dancer fresco depits a goddess descending from the heavens as indicated by her locks of hair streaming in the wind. This is a familiar convention in Minoan iconogragraphy of a goddess hovering in the air, her right arm extended in a gesture of authority. This fragment is psrt of a larger epiphony scene
  • The Minoan 'Black Captain' fresco wall art from the House of Frescoes, Knossos Palace, 1350-1300 BC . Heraklion Archaeological Museum.<br />
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The fresco probably depicts a running military detachment, the leader is wearing a Minoan loin cloth and holds two spears, he has been named "Captain of the Blacks" as those follwing him are probably black African soldiers in sercice of the palace<br />
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This scene may be depicting an excersise or sport similar to the Greek Hoplite race
  • The Minoan 'Black Captain' fresco wall art from the House of Frescoes, Knossos Palace, 1350-1300 BC . Heraklion Archaeological Museum.<br />
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The fresco probably depicts a running military detachment, the leader is wearing a Minoan loin cloth and holds two spears, he has been named "Captain of the Blacks" as those follwing him are probably black African soldiers in sercice of the palace<br />
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This scene may be depicting an excersise or sport similar to the Greek Hoplite race
  • The Minoan 'Black Captain' fresco wall art from the House of Frescoes, Knossos Palace, 1350-1300 BC . Heraklion Archaeological Museum.,grey background<br />
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The fresco probably depicts a running military detachment, the leader is wearing a Minoan loin cloth and holds two spears, he has been named "Captain of the Blacks" as those follwing him are probably black African soldiers in sercice of the palace<br />
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This scene may be depicting an excersise or sport similar to the Greek Hoplite race
  • The Minoan 'Bull leaping' fresco depicting an athlete leaping over a bulls back,  Knossos-Palace, 1600-1400 BC . Heraklion Archaeological Museum.,grey background<br />
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there are 3 participants, two white skinned women and one brown skinned man. One female athele is restraining the bull ny the horns to slow it down as the male athlete performs a backward summersault ober the bulls back. The second female athlete waits to catch the leaper.<br />
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The fresco was found on the east side of the palace of Knossos together with fragments depicting different stages of bull leaping.
  • The Minoan 'Bull leaping' fresco depicting an athlete leaping over a bulls back,  Knossos-Palace, 1600-1400 BC . Heraklion Archaeological Museum.<br />
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there are 3 participants, two white skinned women and one brown skinned man. One female athele is restraining the bull ny the horns to slow it down as the male athlete performs a backward summersault ober the bulls back. The second female athlete waits to catch the leaper.<br />
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The fresco was found on the east side of the palace of Knossos together with fragments depicting different stages of bull leaping.
  • The Minoan 'Bull leaping' fresco depicting an athlete leaping over a bulls back,  Knossos-Palace, 1600-1400 BC . Heraklion Archaeological Museum.,grey background<br />
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there are 3 participants, two white skinned women and one brown skinned man. One female athele is restraining the bull ny the horns to slow it down as the male athlete performs a backward summersault ober the bulls back. The second female athlete waits to catch the leaper.<br />
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The fresco was found on the east side of the palace of Knossos together with fragments depicting different stages of bull leaping.
  • The Minoan "Three columned Shrine" minture fresco Knossos-Palace, 1700-1450 BC . Heraklion Archaeological Museum. black background<br />
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The freco depicts a portico with columns on which double axes are fixed, separated by horns of consecration, on a balustrade decorated with rosettes
  • The Minoan "Three columned Shrine" minture fresco Knossos-Palace, 1700-1450 BC . Heraklion Archaeological Museum.,grey background<br />
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The freco depicts a portico with columns on which double axes are fixed, separated by horns of consecration, on a balustrade decorated with rosettes
  • Minoan 'Blue Monkey' wall art fresco from the 'House of Frescoes' Knossos Palace, 1600-1500 BC. Heraklion Archaeological Museum.
  • Minoan Bull wall art fresco , West Bastion, Knossos Palace, 1600-1450 BC. Heraklion Archaeological Museum.<br />
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The Minoan Bull fresco was part of a larger composition which probably had a hunter or bull leaper in it. It is a masterpiece of Minoan naturalism and a work of high quality and expresive power.
  • Minoan 'Prince of the Lilies' wall art freco, Knossos Palace, 1600-1450 BCHeraklion Archaeological Museum.<br />
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An emblematic image of Minoan Crete this fresco was part of a larger composition in high relief. The fresco depicts a life size figure wearing a coloured kilt with a cod piece and a belt. A majestic crown on his head is adorned with papyrus lilies and peacock feathers. Neopalatial Period.
  • Minoan wall art fresco depicting a female figure, Neopalatial Period, C.1450 BC. Pseira, Crete. Heraklion Archaeological Museum.
  • Minoan fresco panel from the 'Lily Frescoes' from the 'Villa of the Lilies' Amnisos, 1600-1500 BC. Heraklion Archaeological Museum.  Grey Background. <br />
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Ths freco depicts white lilies against a red background and red lilies against w white backgoround with long stems in front of a fence. The wall art uses fresco and 'in cavo' technique. Neopalatial Period.
  • Minoan floral wall art fresco from Knossos Palace, 1600-1300 BC. Heraklion Archaeological Museum.  Grey Background.
  • Minoan Bull wall art fresco , West Bastion, Knossos Palace, 1600-1450 BC. Heraklion Archaeological Museum.  Grey Background. <br />
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The Minoan Bull fresco was part of a larger composition which probably had a hunter or bull leaper in it. It is a masterpiece of Minoan naturalism and a work of high quality and expresive power.
  • The painted Minoan Hagia Triada Sarcophagus 1370-1300 BC. Heraklion Archaeological Museum.<br />
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The limestone Hagia Triada Sarcophagus is painted with frescoes depicting the ceremonies honouring the dead.
  • Minoan wall art fresco depicting a female figure, Neopalatial Period, C.1450 BC. Pseira, Crete. Heraklion Archaeological Museum.
  • The painted Minoan Hagia Triada Sarcophagus 1370-1300 BC. Heraklion Archaeological Museum.  Grey Background. <br />
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The limestone Hagia Triada Sarcophagus is painted with frescoes depicting the ceremonies honouring the dead.
  • Minoan 'Papyrus wall art fresco from the 'House of Frescoes' Knossos Palace, 1600-1500 BC. Heraklion Archaeological Museum.  Grey Background.
  • The Minoan 'Saffron Gatherer' wall art fresco, from 'House of Frescoes' Knossos Palace. 1700-1450 BC. Heraklion Archaeological Museum.  Grey Background. <br />
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The 'Saffron Gatherers' fresco depicts a blue monket gatering saffron crocuses and placing them in a basket. The saffron is thought to have been a gift to the 'Great Goddess'. One of the earliest frescoes from Knossos.
  • Minoan wall art freco depicting a procession leading a goat from Agia Triada (Hagia Triada) Crete. 1450-1300 BC. Heraklion Archaeological Museum.  Grey Background. <br />
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This minoan fresco found at the minoan settlement of Hagia Triada, depicts a sacrifical procession leading animals to be sacrificed.
  • The Minoan 'Procession Fresco', wall art from the South Prpylaeum, Knossos Palace, 1500-1400 BC . Heraklion Archaeological Museum.  Grey Background. <br />
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This latrge Minoan fresco of many figure in procession would have decorated the corridor between the West Porch and the South Propylaeum of Knossos Palace. Both sides of the corridor were painted with hundreds of male and femal;e figures carrying precious utensils and vessels, probably depicting gift bearers to the ruler of the Palace. The composition is much like those found in the Palaces and tombs of Egypt and the near east at the time. Neopalatial final period.
  • The Minoan 'Partridge Fresco', wall art from the  'Guset House' Knossos Palace, 1600-140 BC. Heraklion Archaeological Museum.  Grey Background. <br />
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This Minoan fresco was painted in vivid colours using fine brush strokes and colour gradients. It portrays partridges , commonly found in Crete, among rocks and thopical Cretian flora. It decorated the pavillion in the so called 'Guset House' or 'Caravanserai.
  • Minoan wall art fresco of a 'figure of eight' shield from Knossos Palace, 1450-1300 BC. Heraklion Archaeological Museum.<br />
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The Final Palatial Period Minoan fresco is from the Grand Staircase of the Palace of Knossos and is a Trompe-l'œil  of minoan warriors shields covered with ox hide.
  • Minoan 'Blue Monkey' wall art fresco from the 'House of Frescoes' Knossos Palace, 1600-1500 BC. Heraklion Archaeological Museum.
  • Minoan Bull wall art fresco , West Bastion, Knossos Palace, 1600-1450 BC. Heraklion Archaeological Museum.<br />
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The Minoan Bull fresco was part of a larger composition which probably had a hunter or bull leaper in it. It is a masterpiece of Minoan naturalism and a work of high quality and expresive power.
  • Minoan wall art fresco depicting a female figure, Neopalatial Period, C.1450 BC. Pseira, Crete. Heraklion Archaeological Museum.
  • Minoan 'Prince of the Lilies' wall art freco, Knossos Palace, 1600-1450 BCHeraklion Archaeological Museum.<br />
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An emblematic image of Minoan Crete this fresco was part of a larger composition in high relief. The fresco depicts a life size figure wearing a coloured kilt with a cod piece and a belt. A majestic crown on his head is adorned with papyrus lilies and peacock feathers. Neopalatial Period.
  • The Minoan 'Saffron Gatherer' wall art fresco, from 'House of Frescoes' Knossos Palace. 1700-1450 BC. Heraklion Archaeological Museum.  Grey Background. <br />
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The 'Saffron Gatherers' fresco depicts a blue monket gatering saffron crocuses and placing them in a basket. The saffron is thought to have been a gift to the 'Great Goddess'. One of the earliest frescoes from Knossos.
  • The Minoan 'Dolphin Fresco' wall art from the Queen's Megaron, Knossos Palace, 1600-1450 BC. Heraklion Archaeological Museum.  Grey Background. <br />
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Two dolphins are depicted swimming amongst small fish .
  • The Minoan ' Camp Stool' wall art fresco from the West vwing of Knossos Palace, 1450-1300 BC. Heraklion Archaeological Museum.  Grey Background. <br />
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This Minoan fresco probably depicted a typical banquet at Knossos Palace held in the Upper Hall of the West Wing. Figures seated on 'camp stools' are raising cups and kylikes. A female figure with Mediterranean features wearing vivid make up named ' La Parisienne' by Arthur Evans, has a large 'sacred knot' bunched behind her head and maybe she was a priestess.
  • Minoan wall art fresco from the Throne Room of Knossos, 1450-1300 BC. Heraklion Archaeological Museum.  Grey Background. <br />
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This Minoan fresco depicts griffins and palm trees
  • Minoan wall art freco depicting a procession leading a goat from Agia Triada (Hagia Triada) Crete. 1450-1300 BC. Heraklion Archaeological Museum.  Grey Background. <br />
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This minoan fresco found at the minoan settlement of Hagia Triada, depicts a sacrifical procession leading animals to be sacrificed.
  • Minoan wall art depicting 'Blue Monkeys' from Knossos Palace, 1700-1450 BC. Heraklion Archaeological Museum.
  • The Minoan 'Partridge Fresco', wall art from the  'Guset House' Knossos Palace, 1600-140 BC. Heraklion Archaeological Museum.  White Background. <br />
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This Minoan fresco was painted in vivid colours using fine brush strokes and colour gradients. It portrays partridges , commonly found in Crete, among rocks and thopical Cretian flora. It decorated the pavillion in the so called 'Guset House' or 'Caravanserai.
  • The Minoan 'Partridge Fresco', wall art from the  'Guset House' Knossos Palace, 1600-140 BC. Heraklion Archaeological Museum.  Grey Background. <br />
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This Minoan fresco was painted in vivid colours using fine brush strokes and colour gradients. It portrays partridges , commonly found in Crete, among rocks and thopical Cretian flora. It decorated the pavillion in the so called 'Guset House' or 'Caravanserai.
  • The Minoan 'Procession Fresco', wall art from the South Prpylaeum, Knossos Palace, 1500-1400 BC . Heraklion Archaeological Museum.<br />
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This latrge Minoan fresco of many figure in procession would have decorated the corridor between the West Porch and the South Propylaeum of Knossos Palace. Both sides of the corridor were painted with hundreds of male and femal;e figures carrying precious utensils and vessels, probably depicting gift bearers to the ruler of the Palace. The composition is much like those found in the Palaces and tombs of Egypt and the near east at the time. Neopalatial final period.
  • The Minoan 'Cup Bearer' from the 'Procession Fresco', wall art from the South Prpylaeum, Knossos Palace, 1500-1400 BC . Heraklion Archaeological Museum.  Grey Background. <br />
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The 'Cup Bearer' depicts a youth with long black hair, a naked torso and a richly decorated kilt carrying a large silver rhuyhon ceremonial vessel. This large Minoan fresco of many figure in procession would have decorated the corridor between the West Porch and the South Propylaeum of Knossos Palace. Both sides of the corridor were painted with hundreds of male and femal;e figures carrying precious utensils and vessels, probably depicting gift bearers to the ruler of the Palace. The composition is much like those found in the Palaces and tombs of Egypt and the near east at the time. Neopalatial final period.
  • Minoan wall art fresco depicting a female figure, Neopalatial Period, C.1450 BC. Pseira, Crete. Heraklion Archaeological Museum. Black Background.
  • Minoan wall art fresco depicting a female figure, Neopalatial Period, C.1450 BC. Pseira, Crete. Heraklion Archaeological Museum. Black Background.
  • Minoan 'Blue Monkey' wall art fresco from the 'House of Frescoes' Knossos Palace, 1600-1500 BC. Heraklion Archaeological Museum. Black Background.
  • The Minoan 'Tripartite Shrine' or ;Grandstand Fresco', wall art from  Knossos Palace, 1600-1450 BC. Heraklion Archaeological Museum. Black Background. <br />
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The Minoan fresco depicts females seated on a raised platform and a large crowd in what is thought to be the Central Court of Knossos Palace. .
  • Minoan wall art fresco from the Throne Room of Knossos, 1450-1300 BC. Heraklion Archaeological Museum.  White Background. <br />
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This Minoan fresco depicts griffins and palm trees
  • Minoan wall art fresco of a 'figure of eight' shield from Knossos Palace, 1450-1300 BC. Heraklion Archaeological Museum.<br />
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The Final Palatial Period Minoan fresco is from the Grand Staircase of the Palace of Knossos and is a Trompe-l'œil  of minoan warriors shields covered with ox hide.
  • Minoan wall art fresco of 'Ladies in Blue' from Knossos Palace 1600-1450 BC. Heraklion Archaeological Museum.<br />
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The 'Ladies in Blue' Minoan fresco depicts richy dressed female figures with opulent jewelery and clothing with flamboyant hairstyles refecting the wealth of the Palace of Knossos
  • Minoan fresco panel from the 'Lily Frescoes' from the 'Villa of the Lilies' Amnisos, 1600-1500 BC. Heraklion Archaeological Museum.  Grey Background. <br />
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Ths freco depicts white lilies against a red background and red lilies against w white backgoround with long stems in front of a fence. The wall art uses fresco and 'in cavo' technique. Neopalatial Period.
  • Minoan floral wall art fresco from Knossos Palace, 1600-1300 BC. Heraklion Archaeological Museum.  Grey Background.
  • The Minoan 'Cup Bearer' from the 'Procession Fresco', wall art from the South Prpylaeum, Knossos Palace, 1500-1400 BC . Heraklion Archaeological Museum.<br />
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The 'Cup Bearer' depicts a youth with long black hair, a naked torso and a richly decorated kilt carrying a large silver rhuyhon ceremonial vessel. This large Minoan fresco of many figure in procession would have decorated the corridor between the West Porch and the South Propylaeum of Knossos Palace. Both sides of the corridor were painted with hundreds of male and femal;e figures carrying precious utensils and vessels, probably depicting gift bearers to the ruler of the Palace. The composition is much like those found in the Palaces and tombs of Egypt and the near east at the time. Neopalatial final period.
  • Minoan 'Prince of the Lilies' wall art freco, Knossos Palace, 1600-1450 BCHeraklion Archaeological Museum.  Grey Background. <br />
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An emblematic image of Minoan Crete this fresco was part of a larger composition in high relief. The fresco depicts a life size figure wearing a coloured kilt with a cod piece and a belt. A majestic crown on his head is adorned with papyrus lilies and peacock feathers. Neopalatial Period.
  • The painted Minoan Hagia Triada Sarcophagus 1370-1300 BC. Heraklion Archaeological Museum.<br />
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The limestone Hagia Triada Sarcophagus is painted with frescoes depicting the ceremonies honouring the dead.
  • Minoan wall art fresco depicting a female figure, Neopalatial Period, C.1450 BC. Pseira, Crete. Heraklion Archaeological Museum.
  • The painted Minoan Hagia Triada Sarcophagus 1370-1300 BC. Heraklion Archaeological Museum. Black Background. <br />
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The limestone Hagia Triada Sarcophagus is painted with frescoes depicting the ceremonies honouring the dead.
  • Minoan 'Blue Monkey' wall art fresco from the 'House of Frescoes' Knossos Palace, 1600-1500 BC. Heraklion Archaeological Museum.  White Background.
  • The Minoan 'Blue Boy' or 'Saffron Gatherer' wall art fresco from Knossos Palace, 1600-1300 BC. Heraklion Archaeological Museum.  White Background.
  • Close up of The Minoan ' Camp Stool' wall art fresco from the West vwing of Knossos Palace, 1450-1300 BC. Heraklion Archaeological Museum.<br />
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This Minoan fresco probably depicted a typical banquet at Knossos Palace held in the Upper Hall of the West Wing. Figures seated on 'camp stools' are raising cups and kylikes. A female figure with Mediterranean features wearing vivid make up named ' La Parisienne' by Arthur Evans, has a large 'sacred knot' bunched behind her head and maybe she was a priestess.
  • Minoan high relief wall art fresco of Griffins, Gret East Hall, Knossos. 1600-1450 BC. Heraklion Archaeological Museum. Black Background. <br />
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This minoan high relief fresco decorated the Great East Hall of Knossos palace. The decoration of the hall included religious scenes depicting boxing, and bull leaping games.
  • Minoan wall art fresco from the Throne Room of Knossos, 1450-1300 BC. Heraklion Archaeological Museum. Black Background. <br />
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This Minoan fresco depicts griffins and palm trees
  • The Minoan 'Procession Fresco', wall art from the South Prpylaeum, Knossos Palace, 1500-1400 BC . Heraklion Archaeological Museum.  White Background. <br />
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This latrge Minoan fresco of many figure in procession would have decorated the corridor between the West Porch and the South Propylaeum of Knossos Palace. Both sides of the corridor were painted with hundreds of male and femal;e figures carrying precious utensils and vessels, probably depicting gift bearers to the ruler of the Palace. The composition is much like those found in the Palaces and tombs of Egypt and the near east at the time. Neopalatial final period.
  • Minoan 'Sacred Grove and Dance Freco', wall art from Knossos Palace, 1600-1450 BC. Heraklion Archaeological Museum.  Black Background. <br />
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This Neopalatial period Minoan fredco comes from thecauseway of the west facade of the palace complex.
  • Minoan wall art fresco of a 'figure of eight' shield from Knossos Palace, 1450-1300 BC. Heraklion Archaeological Museum.  Grey Background. <br />
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The Final Palatial Period Minoan fresco is from the Grand Staircase of the Palace of Knossos and is a Trompe-l'œil  of minoan warriors shields covered with ox hide.
  • The Minoan 'Procession Fresco', wall art from the South Prpylaeum, Knossos Palace, 1500-1400 BC . Heraklion Archaeological Museum.<br />
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This latrge Minoan fresco of many figure in procession would have decorated the corridor between the West Porch and the South Propylaeum of Knossos Palace. Both sides of the corridor were painted with hundreds of male and femal;e figures carrying precious utensils and vessels, probably depicting gift bearers to the ruler of the Palace. The composition is much like those found in the Palaces and tombs of Egypt and the near east at the time. Neopalatial final period.
  • The Minoan 'Saffron Gatherer' wall art fresco, from 'House of Frescoes' Knossos Palace. 1700-1450 BC. Heraklion Archaeological Museum.<br />
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The 'Saffron Gatherers' fresco depicts a blue monket gatering saffron crocuses and placing them in a basket. The saffron is thought to have been a gift to the 'Great Goddess'. One of the earliest frescoes from Knossos.
  • The Minoan 'Blue Boy' or 'Saffron Gatherer' wall art fresco from Knossos Palace, 1600-1300 BC. Heraklion Archaeological Museum.
  • The Minoan 'Procession Fresco', wall art from the South Prpylaeum, Knossos Palace, 1500-1400 BC . Heraklion Archaeological Museum.<br />
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This latrge Minoan fresco of many figure in procession would have decorated the corridor between the West Porch and the South Propylaeum of Knossos Palace. Both sides of the corridor were painted with hundreds of male and femal;e figures carrying precious utensils and vessels, probably depicting gift bearers to the ruler of the Palace. The composition is much like those found in the Palaces and tombs of Egypt and the near east at the time. Neopalatial final period.
  • The Minoan 'Blue Boy' or 'Saffron Gatherer' wall art fresco from Knossos Palace, 1600-1300 BC. Heraklion Archaeological Museum.
  • Minoan wall art fresco of a 'figure of eight' shield from Knossos Palace, 1450-1300 BC. Heraklion Archaeological Museum.<br />
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The Final Palatial Period Minoan fresco is from the Grand Staircase of the Palace of Knossos and is a Trompe-l'œil  of minoan warriors shields covered with ox hide.
  • The Minoan 'Cup Bearer' from the 'Procession Fresco', wall art from the South Prpylaeum, Knossos Palace, 1500-1400 BC . Heraklion Archaeological Museum.<br />
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The 'Cup Bearer' depicts a youth with long black hair, a naked torso and a richly decorated kilt carrying a large silver rhuyhon ceremonial vessel. This large Minoan fresco of many figure in procession would have decorated the corridor between the West Porch and the South Propylaeum of Knossos Palace. Both sides of the corridor were painted with hundreds of male and femal;e figures carrying precious utensils and vessels, probably depicting gift bearers to the ruler of the Palace. The composition is much like those found in the Palaces and tombs of Egypt and the near east at the time. Neopalatial final period.
  • Minoan fresco panel from the 'Lily Frescoes' from the 'Villa of the Lilies' Amnisos, 1600-1500 BC. Heraklion Archaeological Museum.  White Background. <br />
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Ths freco depicts white lilies against a red background and red lilies against w white backgoround with long stems in front of a fence. The wall art uses fresco and 'in cavo' technique. Neopalatial Period.
  • Minoan Bull wall art fresco , West Bastion, Knossos Palace, 1600-1450 BC. Heraklion Archaeological Museum.<br />
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The Minoan Bull fresco was part of a larger composition which probably had a hunter or bull leaper in it. It is a masterpiece of Minoan naturalism and a work of high quality and expresive power.
  • Minoan Bull wall art fresco , West Bastion, Knossos Palace, 1600-1450 BC. Heraklion Archaeological Museum. Black Background. <br />
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The Minoan Bull fresco was part of a larger composition which probably had a hunter or bull leaper in it. It is a masterpiece of Minoan naturalism and a work of high quality and expresive power.
  • Minoan 'Prince of the Lilies' wall art freco, Knossos Palace, 1600-1450 BCHeraklion Archaeological Museum.  White Background. <br />
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An emblematic image of Minoan Crete this fresco was part of a larger composition in high relief. The fresco depicts a life size figure wearing a coloured kilt with a cod piece and a belt. A majestic crown on his head is adorned with papyrus lilies and peacock feathers. Neopalatial Period.
  • The painted Minoan Hagia Triada Sarcophagus 1370-1300 BC. Heraklion Archaeological Museum.<br />
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The limestone Hagia Triada Sarcophagus is painted with frescoes depicting the ceremonies honouring the dead.
  • Minoan wall art fresco depicting a female figure, Neopalatial Period, C.1450 BC. Pseira, Crete. Heraklion Archaeological Museum.  White Background.
  • The Minoan 'Saffron Gatherer' wall art fresco, from 'House of Frescoes' Knossos Palace. 1700-1450 BC. Heraklion Archaeological Museum.  White Background. <br />
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The 'Saffron Gatherers' fresco depicts a blue monket gatering saffron crocuses and placing them in a basket. The saffron is thought to have been a gift to the 'Great Goddess'. One of the earliest frescoes from Knossos.
  • The Minoan 'Blue Boy' or 'Saffron Gatherer' wall art fresco from Knossos Palace, 1600-1300 BC. Heraklion Archaeological Museum.
  • Minoan wall art depicting 'Blue Monkeys' from Knossos Palace, 1700-1450 BC. Heraklion Archaeological Museum.  White Background.
  • The Minoan 'Procession Fresco', wall art from the South Prpylaeum, Knossos Palace, 1500-1400 BC . Heraklion Archaeological Museum. Black Background. <br />
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This latrge Minoan fresco of many figure in procession would have decorated the corridor between the West Porch and the South Propylaeum of Knossos Palace. Both sides of the corridor were painted with hundreds of male and femal;e figures carrying precious utensils and vessels, probably depicting gift bearers to the ruler of the Palace. The composition is much like those found in the Palaces and tombs of Egypt and the near east at the time. Neopalatial final period.
  • Minoan wall art fresco of a 'figure of eight' shield from Knossos Palace, 1450-1300 BC. Heraklion Archaeological Museum.<br />
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The Final Palatial Period Minoan fresco is from the Grand Staircase of the Palace of Knossos and is a Trompe-l'œil  of minoan warriors shields covered with ox hide.
  • Terra cotta Mycenaean cult figurines with raised arms found at Delphi,  1400-1050 BC, Delphi National Archaeological Museum.   Against grey.<br />
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Stylised female figurines were common in the Mycenaean world and may have represented deities , divine nurses or worshipers. these Mycenaean female figurines were probably used as voitive offering and maybe as childrens toys.
  • Terra cotta Mycenaean cult figurines with raised arms found at Delphi,  1400-1050 BC, Delphi National Archaeological Museum.   Against black<br />
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Stylised female figurines were common in the Mycenaean world and may have represented deities , divine nurses or worshipers. these Mycenaean female figurines were probably used as voitive offering and maybe as childrens toys.
  • Terra cotta Mycenaean cult figurines with raised arms found at Delphi,  1400-1050 BC, Delphi National Archaeological Museum.   Against grey.<br />
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Stylised female figurines were common in the Mycenaean world and may have represented deities , divine nurses or worshipers. these Mycenaean female figurines were probably used as voitive offering and maybe as childrens toys.
  • Terra cotta Mycenaean cult figurines with raised arms found at Delphi,  1400-1050 BC, Delphi National Archaeological Museum. <br />
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Stylised female figurines were common in the Mycenaean world and may have represented deities , divine nurses or worshipers. these Mycenaean female figurines were probably used as voitive offering and maybe as childrens toys.
  • Terra cotta Mycenaean seated cult figurine on a tripod seat,  found at Delphi,  1400-1050 BC, Delphi National Archaeological Museum.   Against black
  • Minoan clay lion's head rhython, Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini) National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.<br />
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Created in a naturalistic style, this lions head rhython has a small pouring hole in its muzzle and would have been used during ceremonies
  • Minoan clay lion's head rhython, Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini) National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.<br />
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Created in a naturalistic style, this lions head rhython has a small pouring hole in its muzzle and would have been used during ceremonies
  • Minoan clay lion's head rhython, Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini) National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.<br />
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Created in a naturalistic style, this lions head rhython has a small pouring hole in its muzzle and would have been used during ceremonies
  • Theran Minoan polychrome kymbe with dolphin decorations, Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini) National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.<br />
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The kymbe is a typical Theran Minoan elongated vessel whose use is unknown.
  • Theran Minoan polychrome kymbe with dolphin decorations, Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini) National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.<br />
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The kymbe is a typical Theran Minoan elongated vessel whose use is unknown.
  • Minoan cylindrical vessel decorated with leafy bands, Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini) National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.<br />
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The vessels bottom is pierced so was probably used like a rhython during ceremonies.
  • Minoan cylindrical vessel decorated with leafy bands, Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini) National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.<br />
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The vessels bottom is pierced so was probably used like a rhython during ceremonies.
  • Minoan Thiran conical rhython decorated with vertical bands of wavy lines, Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini) National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.
  • Minoan Thiran conical rhython decorated with vertical bands of wavy lines, Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini) National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.
  • Minoan Thiran conical rhython decorated with vertical bands of wavy lines, Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini) National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.
  • Minoan pconical rhython with lilies decoration made in Minoan Crete, Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini) National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.
  • Large Pithos storage jar decorated with wavy lbands and linaear A inscription, Knossos Palace, Crete.  National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.<br />
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From the 1887 excavations of Kalokairinos, Knossos.
  • Large Pithos storage jar decorated with wavy lbands and linaear A inscription, Knossos Palace, Crete.  National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.<br />
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From the 1887 excavations of Kalokairinos, Knossos.
  • Large Pithos storage jar decorated with wavy lbands and linaear A inscription, Knossos Palace, Crete.  National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.<br />
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From the 1887 excavations of Kalokairinos, Knossos.
  • Minoan Theran style strainer jar decorated with spirals on a dark background, Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini) National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.<br />
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This style of strainer jar is characteristic of Theran Minoan pottery also found on Minoan Crete. A strainer incorporated into the jar probably allowed it to be used in the manufacture of aramatic oils or as an incense burner.
  • Minoan Theran style strainer jar decorated with spirals on a dark background, Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini) National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.<br />
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This style of strainer jar is characteristic of Theran Minoan pottery also found on Minoan Crete. A strainer incorporated into the jar probably allowed it to be used in the manufacture of aramatic oils or as an incense burner.
  • Minoan Theran style strainer jar decorated with lilies on a dark background, Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini) National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.<br />
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This style of strainer jar is characteristic of Theran Minoan pottery also found on Minoan Crete. A strainer incorporated into the jar probably allowed it to be used in the manufacture of aramatic oils or as an incense burner.
  • Minoan Theran style strainer jar decorated with lilies on a dark background, Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini) National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.<br />
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This style of strainer jar is characteristic of Theran Minoan pottery also found on Minoan Crete. A strainer incorporated into the jar probably allowed it to be used in the manufacture of aramatic oils or as an incense burner.
  • Minoan bridge spouted jug with spiral decorations, Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini) National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.
  • Minoan bridge spouted jug with spiral decorations, Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini) National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.
  • Minoan bronze jug decorated with spirals and arches, Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini) National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.
  • Minoan bronze jug decorated with spirals and arches, Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini) National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.
  • Minoan bronze jug decorated with spirals and arches, Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini) National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.
  • Minoan bronze jug decorated with spirals and arches, Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini) National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.
  • Minoan clay polychrome pithoid jar with reed decoration, Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini) National Archaeological Museum Athens.
  • Tall elegant Minoan polychrome jug decorated with reeds, Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini) National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.
  • Tall elegant Minoan polychrome jug decorated with reeds, Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini) National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.
  • Minoan polychrome amphora decorated with large circles, Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini) National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.<br />
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The circle design on the pot may have been a symbol indicating its contents
  • Minoan polychrome amphora decorated with large circles, Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini) National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.<br />
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The circle design on the pot may have been a symbol indicating its contents
  • Minoan polychrome amphora decorated with large circles, Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini) National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.<br />
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The circle design on the pot may have been a symbol indicating its contents
  • Minoan polychrome amphora decorated with large circles, Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini) National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.<br />
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The circle design on the pot may have been a symbol indicating its contents
  • Large Minoan polychrome jug decorated with dolphins, Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini) National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.<br />
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The illustrated dolphins on this jug are swimming happily in a marine scape, by the same painter as the 'Galloping Lions' jug
  • Large Minoan polychrome jug decorated with dolphins, Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini) National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.<br />
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The illustrated dolphins on this jug are swimming happily in a marine scape, by the same painter as the 'Galloping Lions' jug
  • Large Minoan polychrome jug decorated with dolphins, Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini) National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.<br />
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The illustrated dolphins on this jug are swimming happily in a marine scape, by the same painter as the 'Galloping Lions' jug
  • Large Minoan polychrome jug decorated with dolphins, Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini) National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.<br />
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The illustrated dolphins on this jug are swimming happily in a marine scape, by the same painter as the 'Galloping Lions' jug
  • Large Minoan polychrome jug decorated with dolphins, Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini) National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.<br />
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The illustrated dolphins on this jug are swimming happily in a marine scape, by the same painter as the 'Galloping Lions' jug
  • Large Minoan polychrome jug decorated with dolphins, Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini) National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.<br />
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The illustrated dolphins on this jug are swimming happily in a marine scape, by the same painter as the 'Galloping Lions' jug
  • Large Minoan polychrome jug decorated with dolphins, Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini) National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.<br />
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The illustrated dolphins on this jug are swimming happily in a marine scape, by the same painter as the 'Galloping Lions' jug
  • Large Minoan polychrome jug decorated with dolphins, Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini) National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.<br />
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The illustrated dolphins on this jug are swimming happily in a marine scape, by the same painter as the 'Galloping Lions' jug
  • Large Minoan polychrome jug decorated with dolphins, Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini) National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.<br />
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The illustrated dolphins on this jug are swimming happily in a marine scape, by the same painter as the 'Galloping Lions' jug
  • Large Minoan polychrome jug decorated with dolphins, Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini) National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.<br />
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The illustrated dolphins on this jug are swimming happily in a marine scape, by the same painter as the 'Galloping Lions' jug
  • Minoan clay polychrome pithoid jar with painted circles, Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini) National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.
  • Minoan clay polychrome pithoid jar with painted circles, Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini) National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.

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