Saffron gatherer in fresco from Akrotiri, Thera.    As you can clearly see here, Minoan women wore belts to hold up their culotte-like pants and their skirts. Also, they were the first civilization to wear corset-like metal belts underneath if their clothes to emphasize the waist on both women and men.  This is the link for the original picture. http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wall_Paintings_of_Thera

Saffron gatherer in fresco from Akrotiri, Thera, 1600 B. Minoan women wore belts to hold up their culotte-like pants and their skirts. They wore corset-like metal belts underneath their clothes to emphasize the waist on both women and men.

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Unique, handmade painting reproductions are handcrafted replicas of ancient frescoes and wall art. Art gifts of ancient Egypt and Minoan Greece.

This is a Minoan fresco found at the palace of Knossos. Fresco paintings were formed by painting on a wall that was freshly covered with limestone, and did not have time to dry. I was actually able to visit this palace on Crete and it was amazing!

Reconstructed Minoan fresco, palace of Knossos. Frescoes were formed by painting on a wall that was freshly covered with limestone, still damp.

tamedkite: “Minoan frescoes, 1500 BC (bronze age) ”

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

Minoan Dolphins Swimming in Ocean Blue Two Handles Greek Vase 10H

Minoan Dolphins Swimming in Ocean Blue Two Handles Greek Vase 10H

Minoan Dolphins Swimming in Ocean Blue Two Handles Greek Vase

OCTOPUS  LATE BRONZE AGE (MIDDLE- LATE MINOAN/EARLY MYCENAEAN), 1450 B.C.  37"x32" (when hung in a diamond shape)  27"x27.75" (when hung in a square shape)

OCTOPUS LATE BRONZE AGE (MIDDLE- LATE MINOAN/EARLY MYCENAEAN), 1450 B.C. 37"x32" (when hung in a diamond shape) 27"x27.75" (when hung in a square shape)

Kamares krater/banquet vessel. From around 2700 to 1450 BC, the Minoan civilization flourished as a seafaring and mercantile culture. This vibrant culture was centred around the island of Crete and eventually dominated the Agean region. The Egyptians called the Minoans “the Sea Peoples” and had a fond appreciation for Minoan pottery and ceramics, prized for their innovative shapes and sea-inspired designs.

*GREECE ~ Minoan Art Pottery, From around BC, the Minoan civilization flourished as a seafaring + mercantile culture. This vibrant culture was centered around the island of Crete + eventually dominated the Agean region.

Statues & Busts :: Ancient Greek Wall Frescoes :: Akrotiri wall frescoes from the island of Santorini :: Saffron Gatherer - The Saffron gatherer is part of a large fresco found in the east wall of room 3a in the Akrotiri settlement. An exact museum reproduction at $79.00.

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Ancient Greeks sacrifice of Animals and model Boat - Sarg von Agia Triada | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Ancient Greeks sacrifice of Animals and model Boat - Sarg von Agia Triada | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

These blue moneys appear on a wall in Akrotiri, a Minoan city on the island of Santorini. The monkey was indigienous to Egypt and may have been brought to the island as gifts and pets. The artist creates a highly naturalistic portrait of the animal - blue with a white belly and groin - very different from the highly stylized Egyptian art of the period.

These blue moneys appear on a wall in Akrotiri, a Minoan city on the island of Santorini.

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