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Minos and the Heroes of Homer: The Art of the Prehistoric Aegean. The Prehistoric Aegean. Homer. The Iliad. Heinrich Schliemann. Mycenae. Troy. The prehistoric Aegean is divided into three geographic areas: Cycladic Islands (so called because they circle around Delos) Cycladic Art

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Minos and the Heroes of Homer:

The Art of the Prehistoric Aegean

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Homer

The Iliad

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The prehistoric Aegean is divided into three geographic areas:

Cycladic Islands (so called because they circle around Delos)

Cycladic Art

Early, Middle, Late

Crete

Minoan Art

Early, Middle, Late

The Greek Mainland

Helladic Art

Early, Middle, Late (Mycenaean)

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Cycladic Figurine of a Woman

Syros, Greece

2500-2300 BC

Marble

1’ 6” high

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Cycladic Male Lyre Player

Keros, Greece

2700-2500 BC

Marble

9” high

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Bull-leaping

The Palace of Knossos, Crete

1450-1400 BC, Fresco, @ 2’ 8” high

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Boxing Fresco

at

Knossos

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Miniature Ships Fresco

From Room 5, West House,

Akrotiri, Thera (Cycladic Islands)

1650 BC

Fresco, @ 1’ 5” high

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Miniature Ships Fresco from Room 5, West House,

Akrotiri, Thera (Cycladic Islands)

1650 BC

Fresco, @ 1’ 5” high

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Spring Fresco

Akrotiri, Thera (Cycladic Islands)

1650 BC, Fresco, @ 7’ 6” high

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Spring Fresco

Akrotiri, Thera (Cycladic Islands)

1650 BC, Fresco, @ 7’ 6” high

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Kamares Ware (Jar)

From Phaistos, Crete

1800-1700 BC

@ 1’ 8” high

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Minoan Vase

in the

Kamares Style

from

Phaestos

1800 BCE

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Kamares Ware

from the

Palace

at Phaestos

1800 BCE

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Minoan Krater

with

Applied Floral Decoration

1800 BCE

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Minoan Jar

in the

Marine Style “Octopus Jar”

Palaikastro, Crete

1500 BC

@ 11” high

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Minoan Vase

in the

Marine Style

Crete

1500 BC

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Harvester Vase

Hagia Triada, Crete

1500 BC

Steatite

Greatest Diameter

@ 5”

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Snake Goddess

Palace at Knossos

1600 BC

Faience

@ 1’ 1 1/2” high

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"The Greeks appear apt to regard with greater wonder foreign sights than sights at home. For whereas distinguished historians have described the Egyptian pyramids with the minutest detail, they have not made even the briefest mention of the treasury of Minyas and the walls of Tiryns, though these are no less marvellous."

[Pausanias, Description of Greece 9.36.5]

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Citadel of Tiryns

Greece

1400-1200 BC

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Citadel of Tiryns

Greece

1400-1200 BC

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Citadel of Tiryns

Greece

1400-1200 BC

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Citadel of Tiryns

Greece

1400-1200 BC

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Three methods of spanning a passageway:

a. post and lintel

b. corbeled arch

c. arch

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Mycenae, Greece

1300-1250 BC

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Lion Gate

Mycenae, Greece, 1300-1250 BC

Limestone, relief panel @ 9’ 6” high

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Lion Gate

Mycenae, Greece,

1300-1250 BC

Limestone,

relief panel @ 9’ 6” high

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Back of Lion Gate

Mycenae, Greece, 1300-1250 BC

Limestone, relief panel @ 9’ 6” high

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Treasury of Atreus

Mycenae, Greece

1300-1250 BC

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Vault of the Tholos of the Treasury of Atreus

Mycenae, Greece

1300-1250 BC

@ 43’ high

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Funerary Mask

from Grave Circle A

Mycenae, Greece

1600-1500 BC

Beaten Gold

@ 1’ high

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Warrior Vase

Mycenae, Greece

1200 BC

@ 1’ 4” high

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Mycenaean Pottery

14th to 13th Centuries BCE

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