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Kernos (ou Table à Cupules, Pierre à Cupules) de Malia, Palais minoen de Malia, Île de Crète (Grèce)

Kernos (ou Table à Cupules, Pierre à Cupules) de Malia, Palais minoen de Malia, Île de Crète (Grèce)

Minoan Fresco from Knossos palace

The realm of Minos

Minoan Fresco from Knossos palace

Map of Minoan Crete

Map of Minoan Crete

The inhabitants of ancient Crete --whom we call Minoans-- produced a decentralized culture based on the abundance of the land's natural resources, and on intense commercial activity. While the island appears today completely deforested, in ancient times timber was one of the natural resources that was commercially exploited and exported to nearby Egypt, Syria, Cyprus, the Aegean Islands and the Greek mainland.

The inhabitants of ancient Crete --whom we call Minoans-- produced a decentralized culture based on the abundance of the land's natural resources, and on intense commercial activity. While the island appears today completely deforested, in ancient times timber was one of the natural resources that was commercially exploited and exported to nearby Egypt, Syria, Cyprus, the Aegean Islands and the Greek mainland.

Golden signet rings from  Minoan Crete (16th-13th cent.BC) . You can see scenes of a sort of a divine romance. The protagonist is a female figure, undoubtedly a goddess, who appears as being seduced by a figure with the help of giant fennel (Ferula sp.) branches . The upmost seal shows a depiction of love prototypical to later Greek art : there is a tiny figure floating in-between the two main ones. In Classic Greek art, this exactly how they depict Eros .

Golden signet rings from Minoan Crete (16th-13th cent.BC) . You can see scenes of a sort of a divine romance. The protagonist is a female figure, undoubtedly a goddess, who appears as being seduced by a figure with the help of giant fennel (Ferula sp.) branches . The upmost seal shows a depiction of love prototypical to later Greek art : there is a tiny figure floating in-between the two main ones. In Classic Greek art, this exactly how they depict Eros .

Tasteful Nudity In RPGS - Page 13

Tasteful Nudity In RPGS - Page 13

Ancient Minoan fresco - this looks like an ancient Mediterranean ancestor of Marc Chagall....

Ancient Minoan fresco - this looks like an ancient Mediterranean ancestor of Marc Chagall....

This cylindrical pyxis with twin lifting handles stands near the end of a long ceramic tradition on Minoan Crete.  Pyrix, ca. 1400-1100 B.C.; Late Minoan; Greece, Crete

This cylindrical pyxis with twin lifting handles stands near the end of a long ceramic tradition on Minoan Crete. Pyrix, ca. 1400-1100 B.C.; Late Minoan; Greece, Crete

The Housemistress in New Kingdom Egypt: Hatnofer | Thematic Essay | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Housemistress in New Kingdom Egypt: Hatnofer | Thematic Essay | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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