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Minoan Crete & Mycenaean Greece - Artifacts & Objects
The so-called  'Mask Of Agamemnon',  found in Tomb V in Mycenae by Heinrich Schliemann in 1876. Dated c.1550-1500BC, National Archaeological Museum, Athens. Photo by Rosemania.
Snake goddess, Heraklion Archaeological Museum, photo by George Groutas.
Silver mycaenean vase (rhyton) shaped as a bull head, in the National Archaeological Museum in Athens. Photo by Oren Rozen.
Gold rhyton in the shape of a lion's head, from grave 4, grave circle A at Mycenae, c.1600BC, National Archaeological Museum of Athens, photo by Saliko.
Gold band with sphinxes and stylized tree, from Tomb 2 at Enkomi, Cyprus, c.1400-1230BC, Louvre Museum, Paris. © Musée du Louvre/A. Reppas.
Gold leaf recovered from Tiryns palace at Mycenae, National Archaeological Museum of Athens, photo by Saliko.
Funeral diadems, leaves, wheels, cups, earrings, pendants and pins from Shaft Grave III, Grave Circle A, Mycenae, 1600-1500 BC, National Archaeological Museum, Athens, photo by Rosemania.
Necklace with gold beads in the shape of double figure-of-eight shield, spiral gold beads and carnelian beads. Cypriot artwork with Mycenaean inspiration from Enkomi, c.1400-1200BC, British Museum.
The so-called 'ring of Minos', probably from Knossos, c.1500-1400BC, Archaeological Museum of Iraklion. Photo by Wolgang Sauber.
Golden bull head, originally affixed to a body (now lost) to represent a laying bull,  found in Amyklai (Laconia), c.1600BC, probably from Crete, Louvre Museum, Paris.
Gold funerary breastplate and gold cup. From Grave V, Grave Circle A, Mycenae, c.1600 BC. National Archaeological Museum in Athens.
Reproduction of the gold cups from Vapheio, Mycenaean, c.1600-1450BC, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
Reproduction of the gold cups from Vapheio 2, Mycenaean, c.1600-1450BC, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
Gold falcon, Minoan or Egyptian, found in Crete, c.1700-1550BC, British Museum. © Trustees of the British Museum.
Mycenaean  gold stemmed goblet with one handle, c.1500BC, British Museum.
Minoan 'bull-leaping' seal, c.1700BC, on display during a special exhibition at the Badisches Landesmuseum, Karlsruhe. Photo by Andree Stephan.
Golden bull head, Late Helladic II–III (15th–13th centuries BC). From Mycenae, Louvre Museum, Paris. Photo by Marie-Lan Nguyen.
A sphinx or a goddess. Painted plaster, c.1300-1250BC. From the Cult Center on the Acropolis of Mycenae, National Archaeological Museum of Athens, photo by Fingalo.
The Phaistos disc, side A, mid to late 2nd millenium BC, Archaeological Museum of Heraklion, photo by PRA.
The Phaistos disc, side B, mid to late 2nd millenium BC, Archaeological Museum of Heraklion, photo by PRA.
Gold pendant in the form of a goat, Minoan from Crete, c.1700-1550BC, British Museum. © Trustees of the British Museum.
Mycenaean glass vessel in the form of a pomegranate, found in tomb 66 at Enkomi, Cyprus, c.1400-1200BC, British Museum. © Trustees of the British Museum.
Minotaur, perhaps from Olympia, 8th century BC, Louvre Museum, Paris. © 1999 Photo RMN / Hervé Lewandowski.
Golden Minoan labrys (double axe), date uncertain, Archaeological Museum of Iraklion. Photo by Wolfgang Sauber.
Minoan goddess or priestess, c.1600BC, Walters Art Museum, Baltimore, image in the public domain.
The Bull Leaper, ivory figurine from the palace at Knossos, Archaeological Museum of Heraklion, photo by Chris73.
Sources
Photos by Rosemania, Oren Rozen, Saliko, Chris73, Wolfgang Sauber, and Andree Stephan licensed under CC license 3.0 Unported,
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The photo by Fingalo is licensed under CC license 2.0 Germany
Photos by PRA are licensed under CC license 1.0 Generic,
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This page last updated: February 3, 2013
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