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Flask from Palaikastro (Heraklion Museum)
Flask decorated with a large octopus and supplementary motifs: sea urchins, seaweed and rocks, an outstanding example of the mature marine style. Late Neopalatial period (1450 BC)
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Wine jar, from Zakros Palace
The item is painted with loops, spirals and reeds. Neopalatial Period (1600 - 1450 BC)- Heraklion Museum.
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Steatite rhyton, from Zakros Palace
The item was initially covered with gold leaves, traces of which have been preserved. The entire surface is decorated with a low relief scene of an open-air peak sanctuary crowed with horns of consecration, in a superb landscape composition with a mountainous landscape in which wild goats are sitting on the top shrine or leaping about among the rocks and birds are flying in the sky.
Late Neopalatial Period (1450 BC)- Heraklion Museum.
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Marine style jug, from Zakros Palace
Outstanding sample of the marine style, decorated with nautilus. Late Neopalatial Period (1450 BC)- Heraklion Museum.
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Rhyton of Chlorite, from Zakros Palace (Heraklion Museum)
Chlorite rhyton in the shape of a bull's head from the "Sanctuary Treasury" of the Palace of Zakros. Late Neopalatial Period (1450 BC)
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Rhyton of Spartan basalt, from Zakros Palace
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Amphora, from Zakros Palace (Heraklion Museum)
Elaborate ritual amphora of multicoloured veined stone, from the "Sanctuary Treasury" of the Palace of Zakros. Late Neopalatial Period (1450 BC)
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Rhyton of rock crystal, from Zakros Palace (Heraklion Museum)
The handle consists of crystal beads, threaded onto a bronze wire, and gilt disks adorn the ring around the neck. Late Neopalatial Period (1450 BC)
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Marine style oval rhyton, from Zakros Palace
The item is decorated with starfish - sun, tritons and seaweed. Late Neopalatial Period (1450 BC)- Heraklion Museum.
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Gold ring - Lyttos
Gold ring with a gemstone of lapis lazuli on which the image of a laurel - crowned head is carved, perhaps Dionysus.
Lyttos, Roman period (3rd century A.D).
Heraklion Archaeological museum.
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Marble Statue from Nymphaeum
A marble statue of Aphrodite holding a basin, found at Nymphaeum in Gortyna archaeological site.
Roman Period 2nd century B.C.
Heraklion Museum
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Statues of Isis and Zeus
Two statues from the temple of the Egyptian Gods at Gortyn that combine iconographic elements and symbols of Hellenic and Egyptian deities. alike. The Isis - Persephone figure is holding a sistrum and wearing a moon disk, the symbol of Isis, on her head. Zeus - Sarapis, with a modio on his head, represents Pluto with Cerberus beside him, the three - headed dog that guards the Underworld. Roman Period rnd century A.D. - Heraklion Museum
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Bronze statue from Ierapetra
Bronze grave statue of a young man wrapped in a mantle.
Sorrow at his untimely death is imprinted on the boyish face.
A high quality work from the Late Hellenistic period.
Ierapetra, 1st century B.C.
Heraklion Archaeological Museum.
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Silver coin from Gortyn
Silver coin from Gortyn with a female figure in a tree on one side and a bull on the other, images that allude to the myth of the abduction of Europa by Zeus as a bull.
(Heraklion Museum)
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Finial - handle of sceptre, from Malia
Finial - handle of sceptre of green slate in the shape of a panther and axe. Believed to symbolise the secular power and religious authority of the king. From the Palace at Malia, Palaeopalatial period (1800 - 1700 B.C.) - Heraklion Museum

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