• Marble female Cycladic statue figurine with folded arms of the Spedos type. Early Cycladic Period II (2800-3200) from Naxos, Cat No 20934. National Archaeological Museum, Athens. Black background.<br />
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One of the largest known Cycladic statues at 89CM tall this figurine still has traces of a colour on the hair and eyes.
  • Marble female Cycladic statue figurine with folded arms of the Spedos type. Early Cycladic Period II (2800-3200) from Naxos, Cat No 20934. National Archaeological Museum, Athens.   Grey background.<br />
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One of the largest known Cycladic statues at 89CM tall this figurine still has traces of a colour on the hair and eyes.
  • Marble female Cycladic statue figurine with folded arms of the Spedos type. Early Cycladic Period II (2800-3200) from Naxos, Cat No 20934. National Archaeological Museum, Athens.   White background.<br />
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One of the largest known Cycladic statues at 89CM tall this figurine still has traces of a colour on the hair and eyes.
  • Marble female Cycladic statue figurine with folded arms of the Spedos type. Early Cycladic Period II (2800-3200) from Naxos, Cat No 20934. National Archaeological Museum, Athens. <br />
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One of the largest known Cycladic statues at 89CM tall this figurine still has traces of a colour on the hair and eyes.
  • Marble female Cycladic statue figurine with folded arms of the Spedos type. Early Cycladic Period II (2800-3200) from Naxos, Cat No 20934. National Archaeological Museum, Athens.   Gray background.<br />
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One of the largest known Cycladic statues at 89CM tall this figurine still has traces of a colour on the hair and eyes.
  • 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 '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 '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 '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 '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.
  • 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 '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.
  • 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.
  • 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 black.<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
  • 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
  • Minoan floral wall art fresco from Knossos Palace, 1600-1300 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.,grey background
  • 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.,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.,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
  • 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 wall art fresco depicting a female figure, Neopalatial Period, C.1450 BC. Pseira, Crete. Heraklion Archaeological Museum.
  • Minoan floral wall art fresco from Knossos Palace, 1600-1300 BC. Heraklion Archaeological Museum.  Grey Background.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 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.
  • 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 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.
  • 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 '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.
  • 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 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 seated cult figurine on a tripod seat,  found at Delphi,  1400-1050 BC, Delphi National Archaeological Museum.  Against white.
  • Ancient Greek Archaic statuette of a  kore, found in the Acropolis Athens, 500-490 BC, Athens National Archaeological Museum. Cat no BE 15/2009. Against black<br />
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The kore statues hair is adorned with a wreath and her ears by round disk earings. Traces of paint can be found on her garments and jewellery. Red paint was found on her hair and eyes. Acropolis Museum Cat no 676, 257
  • Pentelic marble Ancient Greek Archaic statue of a female, found in Pyoan Apollo Sanctuart, Boeotia, end 7th cent BC, Athens National Archaeological Museum. Cat no 4.<br />
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two of these staues suppoted t a perrihanterion, a shallow basin, in the snctuary of Apollo Boeotia. This style originated in Syria na dcCyprus. Sculpted in a Boeotian workshop.
  • Pentelic marble Ancient Greek Archaic statue of a female, found in Pyoan Apollo Sanctuart, Boeotia, end 7th cent BC, Athens National Archaeological Museum. Cat no 4. Against black<br />
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two of these staues suppoted t a perrihanterion, a shallow basin, in the snctuary of Apollo Boeotia. This style originated in Syria na dcCyprus. Sculpted in a Boeotian workshop.
  • Pentelic marble Ancient Greek Archaic statue of a female, found in Pyoan Apollo Sanctuart, Boeotia, end 7th cent BC, Athens National Archaeological Museum. Cat no 4. Against white.<br />
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two of these staues suppoted t a perrihanterion, a shallow basin, in the snctuary of Apollo Boeotia. This style originated in Syria na dcCyprus. Sculpted in a Boeotian workshop.
  • Marble Ancient Greek Archaic statue of a Woman, found on Delos, circa 650 BC, Athens National Archaeological Museum. Cat no 1.  Against grey.<br />
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One of the earlist known monumental statues in stone this statue probably represents Artemis. According to the inscription carved on the left thigh of the statue it was dedicated to Apollo ny Naxian Nikandre. Typical Daedalic style from a Delos workshop.
  • Parian marble Ancient Greek Archaic statue of a kore by Ariston of Paros, found in Merenda, Attica, Circa 540-530 BC, Athens National Archaeological Museum. Cat no 4889. Against white.<br />
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This funerary statue was found in the same pit as Phrasikleia cat no 4890. The expression on the face and the rendering of the garment that follows the curves of the body underneath are remarkable. The chiton retains in many places its painted decoration with rosettes, swastikas, stars and meanders. This Kore is an extraordinary statue and is one of the most inportant of the Archaic Period. Mad by sculptor Ariston from Paros
  • Parian marble Ancient Greek Archaic statue of a kore by Ariston of Paros, found in Merenda, Attica, Circa 540-530 BC, Athens National Archaeological Museum. Cat no 4889.<br />
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This funerary statue was found in the same pit as Phrasikleia cat no 4890. The expression on the face and the rendering of the garment that follows the curves of the body underneath are remarkable. The chiton retains in many places its painted decoration with rosettes, swastikas, stars and meanders. This Kore is an extraordinary statue and is one of the most inportant of the Archaic Period. Mad by sculptor Ariston from Paros
  • Parian marble Ancient Greek Archaic statue of a kore by Ariston of Paros, found in Merenda, Attica, Circa 540-530 BC, Athens National Archaeological Museum. Cat no 4889.<br />
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This funerary statue was found in the same pit as Phrasikleia cat no 4890. The expression on the face and the rendering of the garment that follows the curves of the body underneath are remarkable. The chiton retains in many places its painted decoration with rosettes, swastikas, stars and meanders. This Kore is an extraordinary statue and is one of the most inportant of the Archaic Period. Mad by sculptor Ariston from Paros
  • Marble Ancient Archaic Greek statuette of a Kore, from Aleusis, C. 490-480 BC, Athens National Archaeological Museum. Cat No 24.  Against grey.
  • Hellenstic marble statue group of Aphrodite (Venus) with Pan and Eros, Circa 100 BC, House of Poseidonaistai of Beryttos, Delos, Athens National Archaeological Museum.  Cat no 3335. Against black<br />
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The nude goddess Aphrodite (Venus) attempte to fend off goat footed Pan who make erotic advances towards her. Aphrodite holds a sandal in her right hand threatening Pan while the winged god Eros comes to her aid. According to an inscription on the statues base it was dedicated to Dionysus of Beryttos (Beirut) to hai ancestral gods.
  • Hellenstic marble statue group of Aphrodite (Venus) with Pan and Eros, Circa 100 BC, House of Poseidonaistai of Beryttos, Delos, Athens National Archaeological Museum.  Cat no 3335. Against grey.<br />
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The nude goddess Aphrodite (Venus) attempte to fend off goat footed Pan who make erotic advances towards her. Aphrodite holds a sandal in her right hand threatening Pan while the winged god Eros comes to her aid. According to an inscription on the statues base it was dedicated to Dionysus of Beryttos (Beirut) to hai ancestral gods.
  • Roman bronze statue fragment of emperor Augustus, Circa 12-10 BC,  found in the Agean sea of  the Island of Euboea, Athens National Archaeological Museum. cat no X 23322. Against white.<br />
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The emperor Augustus is depicted in mature age mounting a horse. He wears a tunica with verivle purple stripes (clavus purpurea) fringed with a meander pattern. Icongraphic features of bthe Prima Porta and Actuim type of statue are incorporated in this brnze statue. The right hand is raised in a gesture of offical greeting and the left hand held the horses reigns. A ring on the finger gears has engraved the symbol of Pontifles Maximus assumed by Augustus in 12 BC
  • 'Jockey of Artrmision' a Hellenistic bronze statue of a boy riding a horse. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Circa 140 BC. Cat No X 15177. Against grey<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. Against grey<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.
  • 'Jockey of Artrmision' a Hellenistic bronze statue of a boy riding a horse. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Circa 140 BC. Cat No X 15177. Against grey<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. Against grey<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 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 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.
  • Tall elegant Minoan polychrome jug decorated with reeds, Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini) National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.
  • 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 cay vase with painted goat in a crocus landscape from Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini), National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.<br />
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 From the French Archaeological School in Athens collection.
  • Minoan cay vase with painted goat in a crocus landscape from Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini), National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.<br />
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 From the French Archaeological School in Athens collection.
  • Minoan cay vase with painted lilies on a dark background from Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini), National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.<br />
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This fine example of Minoan Theran polychrome pottery depicts two lions or panthers in full flight with two eyes on its spout. By the same painter as the 'Dolphing Jugs'  From the French Archaeological School in Athens collection.
  • Minoan cay vase with painted lilies on a dark background from Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini), National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.<br />
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This fine example of Minoan Theran polychrome pottery depicts two lions or panthers in full flight with two eyes on its spout. By the same painter as the 'Dolphing Jugs'  From the French Archaeological School in Athens collection.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Mycenaean female figurine with raised arms, psi type, from Mycenae tomb , Archaeological Museum Athens. 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.
  • Cycladic bronze dagger.  Early Cycladic II (2800-2300 BC) , Phylakopi, Melos. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat no 9337.  Black background.
  • Cycladic ceramic kernos with painted linear decoration. Cycladic II (2800-2300 BC) , Chalandriani, Syros. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat no 6185.  Grey background.<br />
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Composed of 8 small pyxides with painted linear decoration, this complex vessel was probably for ritual use.
  • Cycladic ceramic spherical pyxis with painted linear decoration. Cycladic II (2800-2300 BC) , Chalandriani, Syros. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat no 5170
  • Cycladic Kernos a multiple vessel in a base.  Early Cycladic III (2300-2000 BC) , Phylakopi, Melos. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat No 5829.<br />
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This complex vessel was used for ritual offerings. During this period pottery was plainer with simple geometric decorations. Depicts of birds or lowers were rare.
  • Cycladic ceramic krater with impressed  linear decoration. Cycladic II (2800-2300 BC) , Chalandriani, Syros. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat No 5188.   Gray background.
  • Cycladic ceramic krater with impressed  linear decoration. Cycladic II (2800-2300 BC) , Chalandriani, Syros. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat No 6180.   Gray background.
  • 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 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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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.   Gray background.
  • Cycladic amphora with 'melian' painted motifs.  Early Cycladic III (2300-2000 BC) , Phylakopi I, Melos. National Archaeological Museum Athens.   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.  Grey background.<br />
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During this period pottery was often monochrome with polised slip finishes sometimes with incised or impressed decorations.
  • Cycladic pithos with geometric designs.  Early Cycladic III (2300-2000 BC) , Phylakopi, Melos. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat No 5831.  White background.<br />
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During this period pottery was plainer with simple geometric decorations. Depicts of birds or lowers were rare.
  • Cycladic pithos with geometric designs.  Early Cycladic III (2300-2000 BC) , Phylakopi, Melos. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat No 5831. Black background.<br />
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During this period pottery was plainer with simple geometric decorations. Depicts of birds or lowers were rare.
  • Spherical jug spiral and floral decorated. Early Cycladic I (1650-1550 BC); Phylakopi; Melos. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat No 5818.<br />
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During this Cycladic period the pottery designs were heavily influenced by Cretean minoan with pottery.
  • Bridge spouted jug bird decorated. Early Cycladic I (1650-1550 BC); Phylakopi; Melos. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat No 5768. Black background.<br />
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During this Cycladic period the pottery designs were heavily influenced by Cretean minoan with pottery like this using bird patterns.
  • Beak spouted jug decorated with flowering crocus. Early Cycladic I (1650-1550 BC) , Phylakopi, Melos. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat No 5769.  White background.<br />
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During this Cycladic period the pottery designs were heavily influenced by Cretean minoan with pottery like this using floral patterns.
  • Cycladic terracotta 'frying pan' with incied linear decoration from Chalandriani, Syros. Early Cycladic period II 2800-2300 BC), National Archaeological Museum Athens, Cat No 5012.  Grey 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, Black 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, Cat No 6177.  Grey 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. Black 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.
  • 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<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.   Grey 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.
  • 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. Black 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.
  • 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.   Grey 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.
  • 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. <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. Early Cycladic Period II (2800-2300 BC) from Chalandriani, Syros. National Archaeological Museum, Athens.   Grey background.
  • 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.   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.
  • 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. Black 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.
  • 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. Early Cycladic Period I (Grotta-Pelos Phase 3200-2800 BC). National Archaeological Museum, Athens.   Gray background.<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. This statue is of a hunter or warrior as it bears an incised weapon strap across its chest and holds a knife.
  • Cycladic violin shaped figurine. Early Cycladic Period I (Grotta-Pelos Phase 3200-2800 BC). National Archaeological Museum, Athens.   White background.
  • Cycladic violin shaped figurine. Early Cycladic Period I (Grotta-Pelos Phase 3200-2800 BC). National Archaeological Museum, Athens.   White background.
  • Cycladic violin shaped figurine. Early Cycladic Period I (Grotta-Pelos Phase 3200-2800 BC). National Archaeological Museum, Athens.   Grey background.
  • Female Cycladic statue figurine with folded arms of the Spedos and Dokathismata type. Early Cycladic Period II (2800-3200) from Amorgos. 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. This staue belongs to the Dokathismata type of Amorgos with an angular face, wide chest and slender outline.
  • Head of a Cycladic statue with remnants of painted eyes and right cheek, Parian Marble, Amorgos, Early Cycladic II period (2800-3200BC). National Archaeological Museum, Athens.
  • Mycenaean gold death mask, Mask of Agamemnon, Grave Cicle A, Mycenae, Greece.National Archaeological Museum of Athens.   Grey Art Background<br />
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The mask from Grave V depicts an imposing face of a bearded man descovered by  Heinrich Schliemann who believed it was the body of Agamemnon, this is unproven to date.  The Mycenaean death mask belonged to a warrior and made of gold leaf it cocered the dead mans face held on by cord threaded tgrough the two sides of the mask.  The mask of Agamemnon was created from a single thick gold sheet, heated and hammered against a wooden background with the details chased on later with a sharp tool. The artifact dates from the 16th century BC.
  • Mycenaean pictorial Krater decorated with a two horses and chariot, Tiryns Acropolis - 13-12th cent BC. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat No 1511.<br />
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This larfe Mycenaean pictorial Krater depicts a two horse Mycenaean chariot with two riders. Two men holding spears and circular shields walk in front of the chariot and a dog scampers under the horse. This style is typical of the 'painter of the shiled bearers' of the Tiryns workshop from the late 13th to 12th cent BC
  • The 'figure of eight shield'  Mycenaean fresco wall painting, Mycenae, Greece Cat No 11672. National Archaeological Museum, Athens. <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, Greece Cat No 11672. National Archaeological Museum, Athens.  White Background.<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 ivory figure of eight shield from the Palace workshops of Mycenae. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat No 1027, 7102. White 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. 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
  • Mycenaean gold death mask, Grave Cicle A, Mycenae, Greece. National Archaeological Museum of Athens.  Black Background<br />
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This death mask is typical of the other Mycenaean gold death masks fround in Grave V. 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
  • Close up of a Mycenaean Funerary Stele made of Porus stone with a relief of a chariot scene, Mycenae Grave Circle A, Grave V, Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat No 1428.16th Cent BC. Grey Background<br />
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The upper panel of this Mycenaean Funerary Stele has spiral reliefs that may represent waves suggesting that the scene below is set at a coastal location. This scene shows a charioteer pulling on the reins of his chariot while a second figure in front of the chaiot hold what may be a sword.
  • Close up of a Mycenaean Funerary Stele made of Porus stone with a relief of a chariot scene, Mycenae Grave Circle A, Grave V, Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat No 1428.16th Cent BC. Black Background<br />
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The upper panel of this Mycenaean Funerary Stele has spiral reliefs that may represent waves suggesting that the scene below is set at a coastal location. This scene shows a charioteer pulling on the reins of his chariot while a second figure in front of the chaiot hold what may be a sword.
  • Mycenaean fresco wall painting of hunting demons, Mycenae Acropolis, Greece Cat No 2665. National Archaeological Museum, Athens. White Background.<br />
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The Mycenaean fresco fragment depicts three animal demons with donkey heads holding a wooden pole over their shoulders from which hangs the prey thay have been hunting. This type of demon originated in Egypt.
  • Mycenaean fresco wall painting of hunting demons, Mycenae Acropolis, Greece Cat No 2665. National Archaeological Museum, Athens.<br />
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The Mycenaean fresco fragment depicts three animal demons with donkey heads holding a wooden pole over their shoulders from which hangs the prey thay have been hunting. This type of demon originated in Egypt.
  • Mycenaean fresco wall painting of hunting demons, Mycenae Acropolis, Greece Cat No 2665. National Archaeological Museum, Athens. Grey art Background <br />
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The Mycenaean fresco fragment depicts three animal demons with donkey heads holding a wooden pole over their shoulders from which hangs the prey thay have been hunting. This type of demon originated in Egypt.
  • Mycenaean Fresco wall painting of a Mycanaean Women bearing offerings, Later Palace,  Tiryns, Greece.  Athens Archaeological Museum. Grey art 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.
  • Mycenaean Fresco wall painting of a Mycanaean chariot, Later Palace,  Tiryns, Greece.  Athens Archaeological Museum. Black Background<br />
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14th  Cent BC. Cat No 5879. Mycanaean chariots were use for hunting as well as battle.
  • Mycenaean Fresco wall painting of a Mycanaean chariot, Later Palace,  Tiryns, Greece.  Athens Archaeological Museum. White Background.<br />
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14th  Cent BC. Cat No 5879. Mycanaean chariots were use for hunting as well as battle.
  • Mycenaean Fresco wall painting of a Mycanaean chariot, Later Palace,  Tiryns, Greece.  Athens Archaeological Museum. Grey art Background <br />
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14th  Cent BC. Cat No 5879. Mycanaean chariots were use for hunting as well as battle.
  • Mycenaean Funerary Stele made of Porus stone with a chariot relief, Mycenae Grave Circle A, Grave V, Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat No 1429.16th Cent BC.<br />
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The upper register of the Mycenaean Funerary Stele are filled with spiral reliefs while the central register panel has a relief of galloping horses driven by a charioteer. In front of the galloping horse stands a man with a spear who appears to attacking the chariot.
  • Mycenaean Funerary Stele made of Porus stone with a chariot relief, Mycenae Grave Circle A, Grave V, Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat No 1429.16th Cent BC.  Grey art Background <br />
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The upper register of the Mycenaean Funerary Stele are filled with spiral reliefs while the central register panel has a relief of galloping horses driven by a charioteer. In front of the galloping horse stands a man with a spear who appears to attacking the chariot.
  • Seated Mycenaean female figurine with raies arms, from Mycenae tomb 91, Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat No 3193.  Grey 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 decrated bands and circuar gold foilsd from Grave IV, Grave Circle A, Myenae, Greece. National Archaeological Museum Athens. 16th Cent BC. Grey Background
  • Mycenaean Gold decrated bands and circuar gold foilsd from Grave IV, Grave Circle A, Myenae, Greece. National Archaeological Museum Athens. 16th Cent BC.
  • Top leaf shapes of a Mycenaean 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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Cat No 3,5. 16th century BC.<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 bull figurine from from Mycenae tomb 65 , Archaeological Museum Athens. cat no 3032.  Black Background
  • Mycenaean bull figurine from from Mycenae tomb 65 , Archaeological Museum Athens. cat no 3032.  Grey art Background
  • Mycenaean silver cup from the Tomb 78 of the Mycenae chamber tombs, Greece. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Black Background<br />
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This Mycenaean silver cup has a repousse  scale pattern with wish bone handles. Cat No 3121. 16th Cent BC
  • Mycenaean Gold diadems from Grave IV, Grave Circle A, Myenae, Greece. National Archaeological Museum Athens. 16th Cent BC. White Background.<br />
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Top: Mycenaean Gold diadem with repousse circles and rosettes Cat No 232<br />
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Bottom: Elegant Mycenaean gold daidem with fastening loops and dotted decoration. Three diamond shaped pendant hung from chains. Cat no 236.
  • Mycenaean Gold diadem from Grave III, 'Grave of a Women', Grave Circle A, Myenae, Greece. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Black Background<br />
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An impressive Mycenaean gold diadem with repousse rosettes and thin sheets applied to the top. .Cat No 1. 16th century BC.<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 Fresco wall painting of a Mycanaean footman leading a horse & hunting dog,  Tiryns, Greece. 14th - 13th Century BC. Athens Archaeological Museum. Cat No 5878.  White Background.
  • Mycenaean fresco wall painting of a women in a procession, Mycenae, Greece Cat No 11651. National Archaeological Museum, Athens.<br />
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The Mycenaean fresco fragment depicts a women in a procession. Her head is in profile and her body is depicted frontally. She holds a lily as a gift to a goddess.
  • Mycenaean fresco wall painting of a women in a procession, Mycenae, Greece Cat No 11651. National Archaeological Museum, Athens. Grey art Background <br />
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The Mycenaean fresco fragment depicts a women in a procession. Her head is in profile and her body is depicted frontally. She holds a lily as a gift to a goddess.
  • Top leaf shapes of a gold diadem from Grave III, 'Grave of a Women', Grave Circle A, Myenae, Greece. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Black 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.
  • Top leaf shapes of a gold diadem from Grave III, 'Grave of a Women', Grave Circle A, Myenae, Greece. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Grey art 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. White 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<br />
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Bottom necklace with beads in the shape of hangimng scrolls from tomb 25 Cat No 2478.
  • Mycenaean gold necklaces from the Mycenae chamber tombs, Greece. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Grey Background<br />
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From top to bottom: <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<br />
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Bottom necklace with beads in the shape of hangimng scrolls from tomb 25 Cat No 2478.
  • Mycenaean gold necklace from the Mycenaean cemetery of Midea tholos tomb , Dendra, Greece. National Archaeological Museum Athens. White Background.<br />
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Inside mycenaean necklace has gold ivy leaf beads, Cat No 7354. The outer mycenaean necklace has rosette shaped gold beads, Cat No 7342. 15th-14th century BC.
  • Mycenaean gold necklace from the Mycenaean cemetery of Midea tholos tomb , Dendra, Greece. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Black Background<br />
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Inside mycenaean necklace has gold ivy leaf beads, Cat No 7354. The outer mycenaean necklace has rosette shaped gold beads, Cat No 7342. 15th-14th century BC.
  • Mycenaean gold goblet with two handles ening with a dogs head biting the rim,  Acropolis Treasure of Mycenae, Greece, National Archaeological Museum of Athens.  Black Background<br />
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This goblet was found as part of a hoard looted in antiquity from Grave Circle A and buried outside the enclosure. 15th century BC
  • Mycenaean metal rhyhon hammered into the shape of a lions head, Grave IV, Grave Circle A, Mycenae, Greece, Cat no 273, National Archaeological Museum Athens .  White Background.<br />
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Rytha (Rhython singular) were ritual vessels used to drink libations to the gods during religious ceremonies. 16th century BC
  • Mycenaean gold cup with horizontal grooves found buried in Grave IV Mycenae, Greece. National Archaeological Museum of Athens.
  • Vapheio type Mycenaean gold cup depicting a wild bull hunt side C , Vapheio Tholos Tomb, Lakonia, Greece. National Archaeological Museum of Athens. <br />
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 Two masterpieces of Creto - Mycenaean gold metalwork were excavated from a tholos tomb near Lakonia in Sparta in 1988. Made in the 15th century BC, the gold cups are heavily influenced by the Minoan style that was predominant in the Agean at the time. The bull hunt was popular with  Mycenaean  and Minoan artists and symolised power and fertility. The distinctive shape of the cup is kown as 'Vapheio type'.
  • Vapheio type Mycenaean gold cup depicting a wild bull hunt , Vapheio Tholos Tomb, Lakonia, Greece. National Archaeological Museum of Athens.  Grey Background<br />
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 Two masterpieces of Creto - Mycenaean gold metalwork were excavated from a tholos tomb near Lakonia in Sparta in 1988. Made in the 15th century BC, the gold cups are heavily influenced by the Minoan style that was predominant in the Agean at the time. The bull hunt was popular with  Mycenaean  and Minoan artists and symolised power and fertility. The distinctive shape of the cup is kown as 'Vapheio type'.
  • Vapheio type Mycenaean gold cup depicting a wild bull hunt , Vapheio Tholos Tomb, Lakonia, Greece. National Archaeological Museum of Athens.  White background.<br />
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 Two masterpieces of Creto - Mycenaean gold metalwork were excavated from a tholos tomb near Lakonia in Sparta in 1988. Made in the 15th century BC, the gold cups are heavily influenced by the Minoan style that was predominant in the Agean at the time. The bull hunt was popular with  Mycenaean  and Minoan artists and symolised power and fertility. The distinctive shape of the cup is kown as 'Vapheio type'.
  • Vapheio type Mycenaean gold cup depicting a wild bull hunt , Vapheio Tholos Tomb, Lakonia, Greece. National Archaeological Museum of Athens. <br />
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 Two masterpieces of Creto - Mycenaean gold metalwork were excavated from a tholos tomb near Lakonia in Sparta in 1988. Made in the 15th century BC, the gold cups are heavily influenced by the Minoan style that was predominant in the Agean at the time. The bull hunt was popular with  Mycenaean  and Minoan artists and symolised power and fertility. The distinctive shape of the cup is kown as 'Vapheio type'.
  • Vapheio type Mycenaean gold cup depicting a wild bull hunt , Vapheio Tholos Tomb, Lakonia, Greece. National Archaeological Museum of Athens.   Grey Art Background<br />
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 Two masterpieces of Creto - Mycenaean gold metalwork were excavated from a tholos tomb near Lakonia in Sparta in 1988. Made in the 15th century BC, the gold cups are heavily influenced by the Minoan style that was predominant in the Agean at the time. The bull hunt was popular with  Mycenaean  and Minoan artists and symolised power and fertility. The distinctive shape of the cup is kown as 'Vapheio type'.
  • Mycenaean gold cup with spiral decorations, Grave V, Grave Circle A,  Mycenae, Greece. National Archaeological Museum of Athens. <br />
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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.
  • painted Mycenaean stirrup jars fro perfume, Mycenae Chamber Tomb 80, 14th-13th Cent BC.  National Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat no 3106.  White Background.
  • painted Mycenaean stirrup jars fro perfume, Mycenae Chamber Tomb 80, 14th-13th Cent BC.  National Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat no 3106. Grey art Background
  • painted Mycenaean stirrup jars fro perfume, Mycenae Chamber Tomb 80, 14th-13th Cent BC.  National Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat no 3106.
  • painted Mycenaean two handled jug with a tall neck, Mycenae Chamber Tomb 80, 14th-13th Cent BC.  National Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat no 3228.  White Background.
  • Three handled Palace Style pictoral Mycenaean amphora with aquatic bird motifs, Mycenaean cemetery, Argive Deiras, 15 cnt BC, National Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat no 5650.  Grey Background<br />
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This Mycenaean vase is one of the first examples of Mycenaean pictoral pottery created from Minoan influences.
  • Three handled Palace Style pictoral Mycenaean amphora with aquatic bird motifs, Mycenaean cemetery, Argive Deiras, 15 cnt BC, National Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat no 5650.  Grey art Background <br />
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This Mycenaean vase is one of the first examples of Mycenaean pictoral pottery created from Minoan influences.
  • 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.  Grey 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 conical rhython with an octopus design from the House of the oil merchant, Mycenae Acropolis 14-13thj Cent BC. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat No 7386.  White Background.
  • Mycenaean conical rhython with an octopus design from the House of the oil merchant, Mycenae Acropolis 14-13thj Cent BC. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat No 7386.  Grey art Background
  • Mycenaean styrup jar from the House of the oil merchant, Mycenae Acropolis 14-13thj Cent BC. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat No 7626.  White Background.
  • Mycenaean styrup jar from the House of the oil merchant, Mycenae Acropolis 14-13thj Cent BC. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat No 7626.  Black Background
  • Mycenaean styrup jar from the House of the oil merchant, Mycenae Acropolis 14-13thj Cent BC. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat No 7626.
  • Mycenaean jug decorated with ivy leaves , Grave I, Grave Circle A, Mycenae 16-15 Cent BC. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat No 199.  Grey Background
  • Mycenaean pot with cycladic style design , Grave Circle B, Mycenae 17-16thj Cent BC. National Archaeological Museum Athens.  Grey Background<br />
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Bichromatic Cycladic style depicying circles. Cat No 8614
  • Mycenaean pot with cycladic style design , Grave Circle B, Mycenae 17-16thj Cent BC. National Archaeological Museum Athens.  White Background.<br />
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Bichromatic Cycladic style Mycenaean pot depicting birds. Cat No 8615
  • Mycenaean pot with cycladic style design , Grave Circle B, Mycenae 17-16thj Cent BC. National Archaeological Museum Athens. <br />
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Bichromatic Cycladic style Mycenaean pot depicting birds. Cat No 8615
  • Mycenaean silver rhyhon of a bulls head with gold horns, Grave IV, Grave Circle A, Mycenae, Greece, Cat no 273, National Archaeological Museum Athens . <br />
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Rytha (Rhython singular) were ritual vessels used to drink libations to the gods during religious ceremonies. 16th century BC
  • Mycenaean gold death mask, Mask of Agamemnon, Grave Cicle A, Mycenae, Greece.National Archaeological Museum of Athens.<br />
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The mask from Grave V depicts an imposing face of a bearded man descovered by  Heinrich Schliemann who believed it was the body of Agamemnon, this is unproven to date.  The Mycenaean death mask belonged to a warrior and made of gold leaf it cocered the dead mans face held on by cord threaded tgrough the two sides of the mask.  The mask of Agamemnon was created from a single thick gold sheet, heated and hammered against a wooden background with the details chased on later with a sharp tool. The artifact dates from the 16th century BC.
  • 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.
  • 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.<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 runner fresco fragment wall art from the House of Frescoes, Knossos Palace, 1350-1300 BC . Heraklion Archaeological Museum.,grey background
  • The Minoan runner fresco fragment wall art from the House of Frescoes, Knossos Palace, 1350-1300 BC . Heraklion Archaeological Museum.
  • 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.,white 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 '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 />
<br />
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 />
<br />
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 />
<br />
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 />
<br />
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., black 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.,grey background<br />
<br />
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 />
<br />
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 />
<br />
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 />
<br />
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.,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. 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
  • The Minoan "Three columned Shrine" minture fresco Knossos-Palace, 1700-1450 BC . Heraklion Archaeological Museum.<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 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 depicting 'Blue Monkeys' from Knossos Palace, 1700-1450 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 'Papyrus wall art fresco from the 'House of Frescoes' Knossos Palace, 1600-1500 BC. Heraklion Archaeological Museum.
  • Minoan 'Blue Monkey' wall art fresco from the 'House of Frescoes' Knossos Palace, 1600-1500 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.
  • 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 fresco panel from the 'Lily Frescoes' from the 'Villa of the Lilies' Amnisos, 1600-1500 BC. Heraklion Archaeological Museum.<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 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.
  • 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 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.
  • Minoan wall art fresco depicting a female figure, Neopalatial Period, C.1450 BC. Pseira, Crete. Heraklion Archaeological Museum.  Grey 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 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 'Blue Monkey' wall art fresco from the 'House of Frescoes' Knossos Palace, 1600-1500 BC. Heraklion Archaeological Museum.  Grey Background.
  • Minoan 'Papyrus 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 />
<br />
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.  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 'Blue Boy' or 'Saffron Gatherer' wall art fresco from Knossos Palace, 1600-1300 BC. Heraklion Archaeological Museum.  Grey Background.
  • 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 .
  • 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.
  • 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.

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