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Minoan Jewelry Bees found in Malia Palace. / Two bees arranged about a honey comb, gold pendant with appliqué and granulated ornament.

The Mallia Bee Pendant was recovered from a looted Minoan tomb on the Mediterranean island of Crete. Made of gold, the bee iconography of this piece is a testament to the importance of bees to society in the Late Bronze Age.

Minoan Bees Jewel Herakleion Archaeological Museum Gold Bee Pendant Cast gold found at Chrysolakos at Malia. The two bees are taking a drop of honey to the hive. metalworking BC “Bees of Malia” photo by Wolfgang Sauber

Minoan pendant from the Aigina Treasure. Cretan work of Middle Minoan III, c. 1700-1550. Gold. Thanks to www.ou.edu

Master of the Animals Pendant: Aegina Treasure, Minoan, Middle Bronze Age, BC. Lotus flowers are an influence of Egypt. From Aegina Island, a Minoan Colony.

East Greek Hellenistic ca. 300 B.C. "Gold jewelry craftsmanship during this period is unrivaled, even to this day. The delicate mesh work and attention to detail is jaw dropping upon first sight. Images of the women that wore these beautiful earrings pass through the mind’s eye during contemplation on these exceptional work of arts." "Photo and description by me, object at the Metropolitan Museum of Art."

Gold earring with disk and boat-shaped pendant East Greek Hellenistic ca. Gold jewelry craftsmanship during this period is unrivaled, even to this day. The delicate mesh work and attention to.

Late #Bronze Age  --  Gold Necklace From Mycenae  --  1600-1100 BCE  --  National Archaeological Museum  --  Athens, Greece

Late Bronze Age -- Gold Necklace From Mycenae -- BCE -- National Archaeological Museum -- Athens, Greece

Byzantine circular gold pendant, circa 7th century AD

Byzantine circular gold pendant, circa century AD, applied with gold beads and decorated with a twisted gold wire which is forming a cross with a green glass bead in the center. Height 1 in.

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