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Minoan Octopus Vase, Palaikastro (Crete), Greece, 1500 BCE | Art History & the Art of History

Minoan Octopus Vase, Palaikastro (Crete), Greece, 1500 BCE | Art History & the Art of History

Minoan "Palace style," vessel (ca. 15th century BCE, Athens National Museum)

Minoan "Palace style," vessel (ca. 15th century BCE, Athens National Museum)

MYCENAEN Octopus amphora 1400 BC. The Mycenaens on the mainland, were also dependent on fishing and marine life. Similar maritime themes appeared on their pottery.

MYCENAEN Octopus amphora 1400 BC. The Mycenaens on the mainland, were also dependent on fishing and marine life. Similar maritime themes appeared on their pottery.

A Greek Black-figure Handled Mug with an Octopus by Ancient Art, via Flickr

A Greek Black-figure Handled Mug with an Octopus by Ancient Art, via Flickr

Terracotta stirrup jar with octopus. Greek, Late Helladic ca. 1200-1100 BC. Located in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY.

Terracotta stirrup jar with octopus. Greek, Late Helladic ca. 1200-1100 BC. Located in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY.

Sea animals (dolphins, hyppocampi). Amphora, red-figured Terracotta (6th-1st BCE), from Caniao. Greek Hermitage Museum

Sea animals (dolphins, hyppocampi). Amphora, red-figured Terracotta (6th-1st BCE), from Caniao. Greek Hermitage Museum

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Minoan dolphin vase - Marine Style - 2nd Millenium BCE  The Marine style, perhaps, produced the most distinctive of all Minoan pottery with detailed, naturalistic depictions of octopuses, argonauts, starfish, triton shells, sponges, coral, rocks and seaweed. The early Minoan culture had an influence on Greek art.

Minoan dolphin vase - Marine Style - 2nd Millenium BCE The Marine style, perhaps, produced the most distinctive of all Minoan pottery with detailed, naturalistic depictions of octopuses, argonauts, starfish, triton shells, sponges, coral, rocks and seaweed. The early Minoan culture had an influence on Greek art.

Minoan flying fish fresco from Phylakopi, Milos, Greece via minoanatlantis.

Minoan flying fish fresco from Phylakopi, Milos, Greece via minoanatlantis.

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