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Ladies of the Minoan Court by John Duncan, 1917, from Myths of Crete and Pre-Hellenic Europe by Donald A. Mackenzie

Sea-Traders from Crete by John Duncan, 1917, from Myths of Crete and Pre-Hellenic Europe by Donald A. Mackenzie

Bull Leaping; fresco from the Palace of Knossos (Heraklion, Crete), ca. 1500 B.C., Height, including upper border, approx. 24 1/2"; appears to be some ancient ritual in which 1 girl holds the horns, 1 girl stands, arms extended, and a male leaps over the back of the bull

Detail of painting from Minoan Crete in Greece. Hellenistic Bronze Age triad on a Sarcophage

LILY VASE (replica) Minoan date of the original: c. 1600-1580 B.C.E, (Late Minoan I) Original- Palace of Knossos, Crete; now in the Herakleion Museum

Lady of Auxerre Louvre-An Archaic (640 BC) image from Crete. A version of a Minoan Goddess who may be identified with Kore

Minoan frying pan with decorative spirals. 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

Minoan tray with handles from Phaistos. 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

Minoan fresco, love this culture, they would jump the bulls- wall is treated with lime and plaster becomes permanent part of surface- earliest were created by minoans in Crete

Cretan bull, Minoan Bronze Age civilization flourished from approximately the 27th century BCE to the 15th century BCE.

Ivory figure of Minoan Goddess as ‘ Lady of the Sports ‘, with dress and Ornaments in Gold Plating. Found in Crete.

Modern copy of Minoan Period pithos (storage jar) from Ancient Elounda, 1500 BC. Agios Nikolaos, Crete, Greece