• Christams lights  at Satlzburgh market - Austria
  • Christams lights  at Satlzburgh market - Austria
  • Christams lights  at Satlzburgh market - Austria
  • Christams lights  at Satlzburgh market - Austria
  • Christmas market stalls at night with Christams lights  at Satlzburgh market - Austria
  • Christmas market stalls at night with Christams lights  at Satlzburgh market - Austria
  • Christmas market stalls at night with Christams lights  at Satlzburgh market - Austria
  • Christmas market stalls at night with Christams lights  at Satlzburgh market - Austria
  • Christmas market stalls at night with Christams lights  at Satlzburgh market - Austria
  • Christmas market stalls at night with Christams lights  at Satlzburgh market - Austria
  • Christmas market stalls at night with Christams lights  at Satlzburgh market - Austria
  • Christmas market stalls at night with Christams lights  at Satlzburgh market - Austria
  • Christmas market stalls at night with Christams lights  at Satlzburgh market - Austria
  • Christmas market stalls at night with Christams lights  at Satlzburgh market - Austria
  • Standard electric light bulbs for cut out
  • Energy saving light bulbs
  • Energy saving light bulbs
  • Energy saving light bulbs
  • Standard electric light bulbs for cut out
  • Energy saving light bulbs
  • Energy saving light bulbs
  • Standard Hlogen electric light bulbs for cut out
  • Standard electric light bulbs for cut out
  • Standard electric light bulbs for cut out
  • Energy saving light bulbs
  • Energy saving light bulbs
  • Energy saving light bulbs
  • Energy saving light bulbs
  • Saltzburg at christmas
  • Saltzburg at christmas
  • Saltzburg at christmas
  • Saltzburg - Austria, Snowy Christmas market.
  • Saltzburg - Austria, Snowy Christmas market.
  • Strasburg - France - Christmas restaurant
  • Strasburg - France - Christmas restaurant
  • Food shop at night - Lille France
  • Christmas market stalls and Christmas tree at night  at Satlzburgh market - Austria
  • Christmas market stalls and Christmas tree at night  at Satlzburgh market - Austria
  • Christmas market stalls and Christmas tree at night  at Satlzburgh market - Austria
  • Christmas market stalls and Christmas tree at night  at Satlzburgh market - Austria
  • Saltzburg - Austria, Snowy Christmas market.
  • Saltzburg - Austria, Horse drawn Carriage
  • Saltzburg - Austria, Snowy Christmas market.
  • Saltzburg - Austria, Horse drawn Carriage
  • Strasburg - France -  Christam decorations on buildingd
  • Light Moscavado granulated sugar
  • Christmas light on shops - Lille France
  • Light Brown refined cane sugar
  • Light Brown soft sugar
  • Light Muscovado unrefined  sugar
  • Light Brown soft sugar
  • Old Harbour Light House & Port Authoritry buildings. Honfleur, Normandy, France.
  • Old mooring Capstain with old Harbour Light House & Port Authoritry buildings behind. Honfleur, Normandy, France.
  • Old mooring Capstain with old Harbour Light House & Port Authoritry buildings behind. Honfleur, Normandy, France.
  • Old Harbour Light House & Port Authoritry buildings. Honfleur, Normandy, France.
  • Old Harbour Light House & Port Authoritry buildings. Honfleur, Normandy, France.
  • Christmas light on shops - Lille France
  • Lightly battered sole & Salad food
  • Lightly battered cod & Salad food
  • British Food - Lightly Battered Sole
  • Lightly battered plaice & Salad food
  • Cycladic conical rhython with spiral decorations.   Cycladic (1650-1450 BC) , Phylakopi III, Melos. National Archaeological Museum Athens.  Cat no 5791.  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.   Gray background.<br />
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<br />
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.  Grey background.<br />
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<br />
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 conical rhython with spiral decorations.   Cycladic (1650-1450 BC) , Phylakopi III, Melos. National Archaeological Museum Athens.  Cat no 5791. Black background.<br />
<br />
<br />
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 conical rhython with spiral decorations.   Cycladic (1650-1450 BC) , Phylakopi III, Melos. National Archaeological Museum Athens.  Cat no 5791.  Grey background.<br />
<br />
<br />
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 conical rhython with spiral decorations.   Cycladic (1650-1450 BC) , Phylakopi III, Melos. National Archaeological Museum Athens.  Cat no 5791.<br />
<br />
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 conical rhython with spiral decorations.   Cycladic (1650-1450 BC) , Phylakopi III, Melos. National Archaeological Museum Athens.  Cat no 5791.  Gray background.<br />
<br />
<br />
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.  Black background.<br />
<br />
<br />
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 />
<br />
<br />
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 />
<br />
<br />
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. <br />
<br />
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. Black background.<br />
<br />
<br />
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.  White background.<br />
<br />
<br />
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 />
<br />
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.  Gray background.<br />
<br />
<br />
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 cut away jug with floral and net pattern.   Cycladic (1650-1450 BC) , Phylakopi III, Melos. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat no 5757.  Black background.<br />
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<br />
This jug has a strainer in the spout with floral patterns. 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 cut away jug with floral and net pattern.   Cycladic (1650-1450 BC) , Phylakopi III, Melos. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat no 5757<br />
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This jug has a strainer in the spout with floral patterns. 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 cut away jug with floral and net pattern.   Cycladic (1650-1450 BC) , Phylakopi III, Melos. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat no 5757.   Grey background.<br />
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<br />
This jug has a strainer in the spout with floral patterns. 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 cut away jug with floral and net pattern.   Cycladic (1650-1450 BC) , Phylakopi III, Melos. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat no 5757<br />
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This jug has a strainer in the spout with floral patterns. 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 cut away jug with floral and net pattern.   Cycladic (1650-1450 BC) , Phylakopi III, Melos. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat no 5757.   Gray background.<br />
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<br />
This jug has a strainer in the spout with floral patterns. 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.
  • Fresh picked wild  organic chanterelle or girolle Mushrooms (Cantharellus cibarius)
  • Sauteed Yellow Oyster mushroom with Cavatappi pasta also known as cellentani, amori, spirali, tortiglioni, or fusilli rigati
  • Seafood salad of prawns, mussels & calimari
  • Fresh cooked prawns & salad
  • Murren fenicular Train - Switzerland
  • Fresh Raw Prawns, stock photos
  • Slices of quiche Loraine on a white background
  • Slices of quiche Loraine on a dark wood background
  • Quiche Loraine in a lunch time setting with a cut slice
  • quiche Loraine slices
  • quiche Loraine slices
  • Stock photos of marinaded Chargrill Chicken Fillet with rosat courgette and peppers
  • The Chateau de Chenonceau designed by French Renaissance architect Philibert de l'Orme 1555 by  to span the River Char. Loire Valley. Chenonceaux,  Indre-et-Loire département France.
  • The Chateau de Chenonceau designed by French Renaissance architect Philibert de l'Orme 1555 by  to span the River Char. Loire Valley. Chenonceaux,  Indre-et-Loire département France.
  • The Chateau de Chenonceau designed by French Renaissance architect Philibert de l'Orme 1555 by  to span the River Char. Loire Valley. Chenonceaux,  Indre-et-Loire département France.
  • The Chateau de Chenonceau designed by French Renaissance architect Philibert de l'Orme 1555 by  to span the River Char. Loire Valley. Chenonceaux,  Indre-et-Loire département France.
  • The Chateau de Chenonceau designed by French Renaissance architect Philibert de l'Orme 1555 by  to span the River Char. Loire Valley. Chenonceaux,  Indre-et-Loire département France.
  • Wiild  chanterelle or girolle (Cantharellus cibarius), Pied de Mouton Mushrooms (hydnum repandum) or hedgehog mushrooms, Pied Bleu of blue foot mushrooms (Clitocybe nuda) with spaghetti
  • Yellow Oyster mushroom stir fry with noodles, mange tout, red pepper, spring onions and start anise
  • Yellow Oyster mushroom stir fry with noodles, mange tout, red pepper, spring onions and start anise
  • Yellow Oyster mushrooms sauteed in butter and served on sour dough toast with wild rocket
  • William Hayes 1911  daylight studio of Hutton Le Hole  at the Ryedale Folk Museum, Hutton Le Hole, North Yorks Moors National Park, Yorkshire, England
  • Cooked Tiger Prawns & Salad
  • Fresh salmon Salad
  • Smoked Salmon & salad Sandwich
  • Murren fenicular Train - Switzerland
  • Murren Train with The Eiger 9Left) Monch (middle) & Jungrau (left) - Alps Switzerland
  • Fresh Scampi or Dublin Bay Prawns stock photos
  • Smoked salmon and cream cheese on a bagel
  • Murren Train - Bernese Oberland Alps - Switzerland
  • Old  Port Authoritry buildings. Honfleur, Normandy, France.
  • Classic French Quiche Lorraine
  • Quiche Loraine on a blue board with a slice being lifted
  • Quiche Loraine on a cooling rack with a slice being lifted
  • Smoked salmon rolls filled with cream cheese and cream cheese and peppers, in a party buffet setting.
  • Smoked salmon parcel filled with cream cheese and cream cheese and crab, in a party buffet setting.
  • Smoked salmon parcel filled with cream cheese and cream cheese and crab, in a party buffet setting.
  • Smoked salmon rolls filled with cream cheese and cream cheese and peppers, in a party buffet setting.
  • Crab mousse made into a ring and cut, in a party buffet setting.
  • Slices of quiche Loraine whole
  • quiche Loraine slices
  • Close of candle burning in a pewter candle stick
  • 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., black 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.<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.,white 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.,white 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
  • Cycladic  clay jug with fish design from the  Knossos-Temple Repositories 1650-1550 BC, Heraklion Archaeological  Museum.<br />
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Cycladic vessels found iun Knossos Temple Repositories show the trading links with the rest of ancient Greece
  • Cycladic  clay jug with fish design from the  Knossos-Temple Repositories 1650-1550 BC, Heraklion Archaeological  Museum, grey background..<br />
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Cycladic vessels found iun Knossos Temple Repositories show the trading links with the rest of ancient Greece
  • Cyclades spedos type stone statue figurine with folded arms, Archanes Phourni, 2300-1700 BC. Heraklion Archaeological Museum.<br />
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These voitive atatues were buried with the dead all over the Ctcladic Islands of Greece
  • Cyclades spedos type stone statue figurine with folded arms, Archanes Phourni, 2300-1700 BC. Heraklion Archaeological Museum, grey background.<br />
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These voitive atatues were buried with the dead all over the Ctcladic Islands of Greece
  • Cyclades spedos type stone statue figurine with folded arms, Archanes Phourni, 2300-1700 BC. Heraklion Archaeological Museum.<br />
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These voitive atatues were buried with the dead all over the Ctcladic Islands of Greece
  • Cyclades spedos type stone statue figurine with folded arms, Archanes Phourni, 2300-1700 BC. Heraklion Archaeological Museum, grey background.<br />
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These voitive atatues were buried with the dead all over the Ctcladic Islands of Greece
  • "Prince of lilies" or "Priest-king Relief", plaster relief at the end of the Corridor of Processions, restored by Gilliéron, Knossos Minoan archaeological site
  • The 'Blue Monkey' Minoan fresco, reconstructed at Knossos Archaeological Site, Crete
  • The Minoan 'Dolphin Fresco' wall art from the Queen's Megaron, Knossos Palace, 1600-1450 BC. Heraklion Archaeological Museum.<br />
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Two dolphins are depicted swimming amongst small fish .
  • 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 'Blue Monkey' wall art fresco from the 'House of Frescoes' Knossos Palace, 1600-1500 BC. Heraklion Archaeological Museum.  Grey Background.
  • 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.
  • 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 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 'Tripartite Shrine' or ;Grandstand Fresco', wall art from  Knossos Palace, 1600-1450 BC. Heraklion Archaeological Museum.  Grey 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 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 high relief wall art fresco of Griffins, Gret East Hall, Knossos. 1600-1450 BC. Heraklion Archaeological Museum.<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 '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.
  • 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 '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 '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 '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 .
  • 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 '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.
  • 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 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.
  • Minoan fresco panel from the 'Lily Frescoes' from the 'Villa of the Lilies' Amnisos, 1600-1500 BC. Heraklion Archaeological Museum. Black 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 wall art fresco depicting a female figure, Neopalatial Period, C.1450 BC. Pseira, Crete. Heraklion Archaeological Museum. Black Background.
  • 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 'Blue Monkey' wall art fresco from the 'House of Frescoes' Knossos Palace, 1600-1500 BC. Heraklion Archaeological Museum. Black Background.
  • 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 '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 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 'Blue Monkey' wall art fresco from the 'House of Frescoes' Knossos Palace, 1600-1500 BC. Heraklion Archaeological Museum.  White Background.
  • The Minoan ' Camp Stool' wall art fresco from the West vwing of Knossos Palace, 1450-1300 BC. Heraklion Archaeological Museum. Black 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 freco depicting a procession leading a goat from Agia Triada (Hagia Triada) Crete. 1450-1300 BC. Heraklion Archaeological Museum. Black 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 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 '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 '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.
  • 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 floral wall art fresco from Knossos Palace, 1600-1300 BC. Heraklion Archaeological Museum.  White Background.
  • 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 'Prince of the Lilies' wall art freco, Knossos Palace, 1600-1450 BCHeraklion Archaeological Museum. Black 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.
  • Minoan 'Papyrus wall art fresco from the 'House of Frescoes' Knossos Palace, 1600-1500 BC. Heraklion Archaeological Museum.  White Background.
  • The Minoan 'Procession Fresco' close up , 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.
  • 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 '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.
  • 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.
  • Ancient Greek Cycladic statue torso fragment: Canonical spedos variety , Early Cycladic period II, Syros phase 2800-2300 BC. Cycladic Museum of Art, Athens.   Against black<br />
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Arrtibuted to 'Goulandris Master'.  A very rare unique example of a canonical Spedos variety Cycladic statue of a male. The genetals are carved in the round in a naturalistic manner and unusually the forearms dont touch as in the female figures. This is a totaly unique example of a Cycladic canonical male figure of monumental dimensions.
  • Ancient Greek Cycladic statue torso fragment: Canonical spedos variety , Early Cycladic period II, Syros phase 2800-2300 BC. Cycladic Museum of Art, Athens. Female figurine statuette : Cycladic Canonical type, Kapsala variety. Against white.<br />
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Arrtibuted to 'Goulandris Master'.  A very rare unique example of a canonical Spedos variety Cycladic statue of a male. The genetals are carved in the round in a naturalistic manner and unusually the forearms dont touch as in the female figures. This is a totaly unique example of a Cycladic canonical male figure of monumental dimensions.
  • Ancient Greek Cycladic statue torso fragment: Canonical spedos variety , Early Cycladic period II, Syros phase 2800-2300 BC. Cycladic Museum of Art, Athens.  Grey Background. <br />
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Arrtibuted to 'Goulandris Master'.  A very rare unique example of a canonical Spedos variety Cycladic statue of a male. The genetals are carved in the round in a naturalistic manner and unusually the forearms dont touch as in the female figures. This is a totaly unique example of a Cycladic canonical male figure of monumental dimensions.
  • Ancient Greek Cycladic statue torso fragment: Canonical spedos variety , Early Cycladic period II, Syros phase 2800-2300 BC. Cycladic Museum of Art, Athens. <br />
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Arrtibuted to 'Goulandris Master'.  A very rare unique example of a canonical Spedos variety Cycladic statue of a male. The genetals are carved in the round in a naturalistic manner and unusually the forearms dont touch as in the female figures. This is a totaly unique example of a Cycladic canonical male figure of monumental dimensions.
  • Ancient Greek Cycladic statue torso fragment: Canonical spedos variety , Early Cycladic period II, Syros phase 2800-2300 BC. Cycladic Museum of Art, Athens.  Grey Background. <br />
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Arrtibuted to 'Goulandris Master'.  A very rare unique example of a canonical Spedos variety Cycladic statue of a male. The genetals are carved in the round in a naturalistic manner and unusually the forearms dont touch as in the female figures. This is a totaly unique example of a Cycladic canonical male figure of monumental dimensions.
  • Ancient Greek Cycladic female figurine of the canonical type, Dokathismata and Spedos variety, Early Cycladic period II, Syros phase, 2800-2300 BC, Museum of Cycladic Art, Athens. Grey Background. <br />
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Considered to be an intermediate or transitional form between the Dokathismata and Spedos varieties/
  • Ancient Greek Cycladic female figurine of the canonical type, Dokathismata and Spedos variety, Early Cycladic period II, Syros phase, 2800-2300 BC, Museum of Cycladic Art, Athens. Against white.<br />
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Considered to be an intermediate or transitional form between the Dokathismata and Spedos varieties/
  • Ancient Greek Cycladic female figurine of the canonical type, Dokathismata and Spedos variety, Early Cycladic period II, Syros phase, 2800-2300 BC, Museum of Cycladic Art, Athens.<br />
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Considered to be an intermediate or transitional form between the Dokathismata and Spedos varieties/
  • Post canonical female ancient Greek Cycladic figurine, Late Ccladic priod II to Cycladic period III (2500-2000 BC)Museum of Cycladic Art Athens, cat no 312.   Against black
  • Female figurine statuette : Cycladic Canonical type, Kapsala variety. Early Cycladic Period II, (2800-2300 BC), ' Museum of Cycladic Art Athens. Against white.
  • Female figurine statuette : Cycladic Canonical type, Spedos variety. Early Cycladic Period II, (2800-2300 BC), ' Museum of Cycladic Art Athens. Against white.<br />
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The cycaldic figurine has its facial features preserved in relief. The eyes, eye brows and hair was probably painted which subsequently protected theses areas of the marble from erosion. Red pigment was found on the cheek and thighs. This is a mature work of the Spedos variety
  • Female figurine statuette : Cycladic Canonical type, Spedos variety. Early Cycladic Period II, (2800-2300 BC), ' Museum of Cycladic Art Athens.  Against black<br />
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The cycaldic figurine has its facial features preserved in relief. The eyes, eye brows and hair was probably painted which subsequently protected theses areas of the marble from erosion. Red pigment was found on the cheek and thighs. This is a mature work of the Spedos variety
  • Ancient Greek Cycladic female figurine of the canonical type, Dokathismata variety, Early Cycladic period II, Syros phase, 2800-2300 BC, Museum of Cycladic Art, Athens. Against white.<br />
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Attributed to the 'Ashmolean Museum Master'
  • Ancient Greek Cycladic female figurine of the canonical type, Dokathismata variety, Early Cycladic period II, Syros phase, 2800-2300 BC, Museum of Cycladic Art, Athens. Grey Background. <br />
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Attributed to the 'Ashmolean Museum Master'
  • Ancient Greek Cycladic female figurine of the canonical type, Dokathismata variety, Early Cycladic period II, Syros phase, 2800-2300 BC, Museum of Cycladic Art, Athens.  Against black<br />
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Attributed to the 'Ashmolean Museum Master'
  • Ancient Greek Cycladic female figurine of the canonical type, Dokathismata variety, Early Cycladic period II, Syros phase, 2800-2300 BC, Museum of Cycladic Art, Athens. Grey Background. <br />
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Attributed to the 'Ashmolean Museum Master'
  • Ancient spade shaped schematic figure from the Pelos phase,   probably from Asia Minor. Early Cycladic period I 3200-2800 BC. Museum of Cycladic Art Athens, Cat no 333.  Against white.
  • Marble ancient Greek Cycladic figurine wearing a conical pilos, early Plastiras type, Early Cycladic Period I, circal 2800 BC, Museum of Cycladic Art Athens, cat no 1111.  Against Grey Background.
  • Post canonical ancient Greek Cycladic warrior or hunter figurine, Late Ccladic prioc II to Cycladic period II (2500-2000 BC)Museum of Cycladic Art Athens, cat no 308.  Against black<br />
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The relif of a baldric crossing the body left to righ suggest the figure was of a warrior or hunter. A small triangular dagger is incised as if hanging from the baldric.
  • Post canonical ancient Greek Cycladic warrior or hunter figurine, Late Ccladic prioc II to Cycladic period II (2500-2000 BC)Museum of Cycladic Art Athens, cat no 308.<br />
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The relif of a baldric crossing the body left to righ suggest the figure was of a warrior or hunter. A small triangular dagger is incised as if hanging from the baldric.
  • Female figurine statuette : Cycladic Canonical type, Spedos variety f. Early Cycladic Period II, (2800-2300 BC), ' Museum of Cycladic Art Athens, cat no 207. Against white.
  • Female figurine statuette : Cycladic Canonical type, Spedos variety f. Early Cycladic Period II, (2800-2300 BC), ' Museum of Cycladic Art Athens, cat no 207.  Against black
  • Female figurine statuette : Cycladic Canonical type, Spedos variety f. Early Cycladic Period II, (2800-2300 BC), ' Museum of Cycladic Art Athens, cat no 207. Against Grey Background.
  • Female figurine statuette: Cycladic Canonical type, combining Dokathismata and Spedos variety. Early Cycladic Period II, (2800-2300 BC), 'Steiner Master'.  Museum of Cycladic Art Athens, cat no 283.  Against white.
  • Cycladic Post Canonical type, Chalandrian variety female figurine statuette. Early Cycladic Period II Late Syros phase, (2500-2300 BC), Museum of Cycladic Art Athens, cat no 102.   Against black
  • Cycladic Post Canonical type, Chalandrian variety female figurine statuette. Early Cycladic Period II Late Syros phase, (2500-2300 BC), Museum of Cycladic Art Athens, cat no 102
  • Cycladic Post Canonical type, Chalandrian variety female figurine statuette. Early Cycladic Period II Late Syros phase, (2500-2300 BC), Museum of Cycladic Art Athens, cat no 102.  Against Grey Background.
  • Rare male Cycladic statue of a seated warrior or hunter holding a cup. Early Cycladic Period II, (2800-2300 BC), Museum of Cycladic Art Athens,   Against black<br />
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Male Cycladic figures are rare and are usually of musicians or hunters and warriors.
  • Cycladic Canonical type, Spedos variety female figurine statuette from Naxos or Keros. Early Cycladic Period II, (2800-2300 BC), 'Goulandris Master'.  Museum of Cycladic Art Athens,   Against black<br />
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The 'Goulandris Master' was named because of the N.P Goulandris collection which had a significat number of Cycladic figureines attributed to one sculptor. The characteristic traits of his work are : statues of 32 to 98 cm tall, precise incisions demarcating the neck, the abdomen and pubic triangle asv well as knees and spinal column, the statues have a rounded outline. Traces of colour were found on the statue.
  • Cycladic Canonical type, Spedos variety female figurine statuette from Naxos or Keros. Early Cycladic Period II, (2800-2300 BC), 'Goulandris Master'.  Museum of Cycladic Art Athens, <br />
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The 'Goulandris Master' was named because of the N.P Goulandris collection which had a significat number of Cycladic figureines attributed to one sculptor. The characteristic traits of his work are : statues of 32 to 98 cm tall, precise incisions demarcating the neck, the abdomen and pubic triangle asv well as knees and spinal column, the statues have a rounded outline. Traces of colour were found on the statue.
  • Cycladic Canonical type, Spedos variety female figurine statuette. Early Cycladic Period II from Syros phase , (2800-2300 BC). Attributed to the 'Copenhagen Master' Museum of Cycladic Art Athens, <br />
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The short legs have no knees and end in rudimentary feet. The legs probably broke at the knees and an artists remodelled  the truncated legs with toes. It is a rare example of remodelling in Cycladic art
  • Female Cycladic Canonical type, Spedos variety female figurine statuette. Early Cycladic Period II from Syros phase , (2800-2300 BC). Museum of Cycladic Art Athens,  Against Grey Background. <br />
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Traces of painted decoration in red were found on the face and trunk. The nose was painted completely and four verticle bands are visible in the forehead, three on the neck and traces of bands on the chest and oblique bands on the forearms, seven on the left four on the right.
  • Large Female Cycladic Canonical type, Spedos variety female figurine statuette. Early Cycladic Period II from Syros phase , 1.4m high (2800-2300 BC). Museum of Cycladic Art Athens,  Against Grey Background. <br />
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This impressive Cycladic statue is distinguished by its clear outlines and perfect proportions as well as plasticity of form. A sense of movement is introduced into the staue by its left hip being raised and a slight inclination of the head to the right. This movement gives the statue an air of mysetery and makes it a precursor of the later Archaic statue forms. This sense of movement also sets this Cycladic statue apart from other of the period. It was probably a cult statue and stood at the shrine of a cult goddess.
  • Large Female Cycladic Canonical type, Spedos variety female figurine statuette. Early Cycladic Period II from Syros phase , 1.4m high (2800-2300 BC). Museum of Cycladic Art Athens,  Against white.<br />
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This impressive Cycladic statue is distinguished by its clear outlines and perfect proportions as well as plasticity of form. A sense of movement is introduced into the staue by its left hip being raised and a slight inclination of the head to the right. This movement gives the statue an air of mysetery and makes it a precursor of the later Archaic statue forms. This sense of movement also sets this Cycladic statue apart from other of the period. It was probably a cult statue and stood at the shrine of a cult goddess.
  • Large Female Cycladic Canonical type, Spedos variety female figurine statuette. Early Cycladic Period II from Syros phase , 1.4m high (2800-2300 BC). Museum of Cycladic Art Athens,  Against black<br />
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This impressive Cycladic statue is distinguished by its clear outlines and perfect proportions as well as plasticity of form. A sense of movement is introduced into the staue by its left hip being raised and a slight inclination of the head to the right. This movement gives the statue an air of mysetery and makes it a precursor of the later Archaic statue forms. This sense of movement also sets this Cycladic statue apart from other of the period. It was probably a cult statue and stood at the shrine of a cult goddess.
  • Female Cycladic Canonical type, Spedos variety female figurine statuette. Early Cycladic Period II from Syros phase (2800-2300 BC). Museum of Cycladic Art Athens, cat no 282.  Against black
  • Female Cycladic Canonical type, Spedos variety female figurine statuette. Early Cycladic Period II from Syros phase (2800-2300 BC). Museum of Cycladic Art Athens,  Against white.<br />
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The cycladic figurine has a band etched high on its forehead and a large area on the back of the head of spiralling curls. The surface has probably been protected by paint and the outline of the left eye paint is still detectable as a greyish tinge. It can be assumed that both hair and eyes were painted. Canonical type, Spedos variety
  • Female Cycladic Canonical type, Spedos variety female figurine statuette. Early Cycladic Period II from Syros phase (2800-2300 BC). Museum of Cycladic Art Athens,  Against Grey Background. <br />
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The cycladic figurine has a band etched high on its forehead and a large area on the back of the head of spiralling curls. The surface has probably been protected by paint and the outline of the left eye paint is still detectable as a greyish tinge. It can be assumed that both hair and eyes were painted. Canonical type, Spedos variety
  • Female Cycladic Canonical type, Spedos variety female figurine statuette. Early Cycladic Period II from Syros phase (2800-2300 BC). Museum of Cycladic Art Athens,<br />
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The cycladic figurine has a band etched high on its forehead and a large area on the back of the head of spiralling curls. The surface has probably been protected by paint and the outline of the left eye paint is still detectable as a greyish tinge. It can be assumed that both hair and eyes were painted. Canonical type, Spedos variety
  • 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.  Against white.
  • Terra cotta Mycenaean seated cult figurine on a tripod seat,  found at Delphi,  1400-1050 BC, Delphi National Archaeological Museum.
  • 'Jockey of Artrmision' a Hellenistic bronze statue of a boy riding a horse. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Circa 140 BC. Cat No X 15177<br />
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Retrieved in pieces from a shipwreck of Cape Artemision in Euboea. The young jockey holds a rein in his left hand and a whip in his right. His face has a passionate expression with furrowas on his face. The pieces of the Bronze sculpture were reassembled in 1971.
  • 'Jockey of Artrmision' a Hellenistic bronze statue of a boy riding a horse. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Circa 140 BC. Cat No X 15177<br />
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Retrieved in pieces from a shipwreck of Cape Artemision in Euboea. The young jockey holds a rein in his left hand and a whip in his right. His face has a passionate expression with furrowas on his face. The pieces of the Bronze sculpture were reassembled in 1971.
  • 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 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.
  • 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 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 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 clay polychrome pithoid jar with reed decoration, Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini) National Archaeological Museum Athens.
  • Minoan clay polychrome pithoid jar with reed decoration, Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini) National Archaeological Museum Athens.

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