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"The Parisiene", fresco.
Palace of Knossos.
Crete, Greece.
1550-1450 B.C. (Late Minoan)

"The Parisiene", fresco.

Palace of Knossos.

Crete, Greece.

1550-1450 B.C. (Late Minoan)

Ladies in blue, fresco.
Palace ok Knossos.
Crete, Greece.
1550-1450 B.C. (Late Minoan)

Ladies in blue, fresco.

Palace ok Knossos.

Crete, Greece.

1550-1450 B.C. (Late Minoan)

Dancing girl, fresco.
Palace of Knossos.
Crete, Greece.
1550-1450 B.C. (Late Minoan)

Dancing girl, fresco.

Palace of Knossos.

Crete, Greece.

1550-1450 B.C. (Late Minoan)

Taurokhatapsia (bull leaping), fresco.
Palace of Knossos.
Crete, Greece.
1550-1450 B.C. (Late Minoan)

Taurokhatapsia (bull leaping), fresco.

Palace of Knossos.

Crete, Greece.

1550-1450 B.C. (Late Minoan)

Saffron Gatherer, fresco.
Erroneously re-assembled as a man by Sir Arthur Evans. It turn out, on further examination to be a blue monkey in a field of crocuses).
Palace of Knossos.
Crete, Greece.
1550-1450 B.C. (Late Minoan)

Saffron Gatherer, fresco.

Erroneously re-assembled as a man by Sir Arthur Evans. It turn out, on further examination to be a blue monkey in a field of crocuses).

Palace of Knossos.

Crete, Greece.

1550-1450 B.C. (Late Minoan)

The Priest King, fresco (replica).
Palace of Knossos.
Crete, Greece.
1550-1440 B.C. (Late Minoan)

The Priest King, fresco (replica).

Palace of Knossos.

Crete, Greece.

1550-1440 B.C. (Late Minoan)

The Throne Roome
Palace of Knossos.
Crete, Greece.
c. 1450 B.C. (Late Minoan)

The Throne Roome

Palace of Knossos.

Crete, Greece.

c. 1450 B.C. (Late Minoan)

The Throne Room
Palace of Knossos.
Crete, Greece.
c. 1450 B.C. (Late Minoan)

The Throne Room

Palace of Knossos.

Crete, Greece.

c. 1450 B.C. (Late Minoan)

"Master of the animals", gold pendant. 
Aegina treasure.
Aegina, Greece.
1700-1550 B.C. (Middle Minoan)
[British Museum]

"Master of the animals", gold pendant. 

Aegina treasure.

Aegina, Greece.

1700-1550 B.C. (Middle Minoan)

[British Museum]

Two bees arranged about a honey comb, gold pendant with appliqué and granulated ornament.
Mallia, Crete, Greece.
1700-1550 B.C. (Middle Minoan)
[Heraklion Archaeological Museum]

Two bees arranged about a honey comb, gold pendant with appliqué and granulated ornament.

Mallia, Crete, Greece.

1700-1550 B.C. (Middle Minoan)

[Heraklion Archaeological Museum]

Snake goddess, faience.
Palace of Knossos.
Crete, Greece.
c. 1600 B.C. (Middle Minoan)
[Heraklion Archaeological Museum]

Snake goddess, faience.

Palace of Knossos.

Crete, Greece.

c. 1600 B.C. (Middle Minoan)

[Heraklion Archaeological Museum]

Female figurines, marble.

Cyclades, Greece.

(Early Cycladic)

[Museum of Fine Arts - Boston]

Head of a woman (or a sphinx?), painted plaster.
Mycenae, Greece.
1300-1200 B.C. (Late Mycenaean)
[National Archaeological Museum of Athens]

Head of a woman (or a sphinx?), painted plaster.

Mycenae, Greece.

1300-1200 B.C. (Late Mycenaean)

[National Archaeological Museum of Athens]

Facade of the Treasury of Atreus 
Tholos tomb
Panahista Hill, Mycenae, Greece.
c. 1225 B.C. (Late Mycenaean)

Facade of the Treasury of Atreus

Tholos tomb

Panahista Hill, Mycenae, Greece.

c. 1225 B.C. (Late Mycenaean)

Lions Gate relief, limestone.
Mycenae, Greece.
c. 1250 B.C. (Late Mycenaean)

Lions Gate relief, limestone.

Mycenae, Greece.

c. 1250 B.C. (Late Mycenaean)