A fisherman from Thera (Minoan civilication, around 1550 BCE)

The Fisherman Fresco from Akrotiri on the Aegean island of Thera (Santorini). The male may actually be a youth offering fish as part of a religious ceremony rather than a fisherman. From Room 5 of the West.

8. Ancient Crete: Minoan, flared skirt with many tiers and ornamental bands.

Ancient Crete: Minoan, flared skirt with many tiers and ornamental bands.

Fragmento de afresco do palácio de cnossos, na Ilha de Creta

“Ladies in Blue” fresco from Knossos (detail). Excavated before 1914 near Royal Magazines, Knossos. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

On Crete, however, the Mycenean invasion of around 1400 BC spelled the end of the Minoan civilization.

On Crete, however, the Mycenean invasion of around 1400 BC spelled the end of the Minoan civilization.

Statues & Busts :: Ancient Greek Wall Frescoes :: Minoan wall frescoes from the island of Crete :: Minoan Youth III aka Cupbearers -An exact museum reproduction, made of bonded marble and painted by hand. Price : $79.00.

Statues & Busts :: Ancient Greek Wall Frescoes :: Minoan wall frescoes from the island of Crete :: Minoan Youth III aka Cupbearers -An exact museum reproduction, made of bonded marble and painted by hand.

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Minoan art Archives - Ceramics and Pottery Arts and Resources

Ancient Minoan Art and Architecture

""Minoan goddess picking saffron crocus flower"" this is because they were used to cure menstrual cramps, which were tied to the moon cycles and snake shedding, all symbols of the cosmic cycles in their religion.

Minoan Fresco Tile "The Prince with Lillies"

Minoan Fresco Tile "The Prince with Lillies". between 1700 and 1400 BCE.

The Stream of Time: The Minoans: Fashion - Woman from the Procession of Ladies fresco at Akrotiri

The Stream of Time: The Minoans: Fashion - Woman from the Procession of Ladies fresco at Akrotiri.

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