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Glazed earthenware vase, Clarissa Ault, ca. Collection of Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Great pattern for an easter egg.

A MINOAN POTTERY RHYTON   late minoan ib, circa 1500-1450 b.c.   The ovoid vessel with a tapering body, rounded base, ridged shoulder, and waisted neck, with a ring handle below the disk rim, the base perforated, decorated with two large bands of spirals above petals rising from a central rosette on the base, bands of comma-shaped motifs on the shoulders and neck  9½ in. (24.1 cm) high

A MINOAN POTTERY RHYTON late minoan ib, circa 1500-1450 b.c. The ovoid vessel with a tapering body, rounded base, ridged shoulder, and waisted neck, with a ring handle below the disk rim, the base perforated, decorated with two large bands of spirals above petals rising from a central rosette on the base, bands of comma-shaped motifs on the shoulders and neck 9½ in. (24.1 cm) high

Minoan Goddess, photo taken in the British Museum

Minoan Goddess, Late Bronze Age, British Museum Unfortunately polytheism (Olympians) destroyed most of the Greek temples and those pagan artifacts are extremely rare

The sublime Minoan poppy goddess/priestess, c. 1400-1100 BCE, discovered near the site of Knossos and held in the collection of the Iraklion Museum (digital image courtesy of inoe.ro)

The sublime Minoan poppy goddess/priestess, c. BCE, discovered near the site of Knossos, Crete-Greece, and held in the collection of the Iraklion Museum (digital image courtesy of inoe.

Minoan Art

The Prince of the Lilies or the Lily prince, is a celebrated ancient Minoan fresco on the Greek island of Crete dated to circa 1550 BC (the new palace period between 1700 and 1450 BC).

Archaeological Museum of Herakleion. Minoan bull leaping fresco ( 1600 - 1450 B.C. ) - detail

Archaeological Museum of Herakleion. Minoan bull leaping fresco ( 1600 - 1450 B. ) - detail I have a copy of a larger part of this fresco on my living room wall. A constant reminder of Knossos, Κνοσσος στην Κρητη.

Minoan Art

Minoan Art Reproduction of ancient Minoan art. The ancient Minoan civilization included settlements on the pre-eruption island of Thera. Some think the colapse of the volcanic crater into the sea lead to the myth of the lost continent of Atlantis.