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Knossos - The Lioness' head Vase
Rhyton in the form of a lioness's head of off-white translucent limestone, a work of exceptional plasticity rendered naturalistically. The inlays in the snout and eyes, possibly of jasper and crystal, like those on the bull's head rhyton (found also in Knossos) have not been preserved. From the west wing Upper Halls of Knossos Palace. Neopalatial Period 1600- 1500 BC - Heraklion Museum.
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Knossos - The Tripartite Shrine Fresco
Miniature wall painting depicting a tripartite shrine and platforms of seating and standing female figures in front of a multitude of men and women gathered together. Neopalatial Period 1600 - 1500 BC (Heraklion Museum)
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Knossos - The Throne Room
The stone basin you see was actually found in a neighbouring corridor and placed here. To the left, a low partition wall with a purification ceremonies and therefore called them "Lustral Basins"
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Knossos Palace- The central Court
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Knossos - The South Propylaeum
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The Draughtboard
The so-called Draughtboard (Zatrikion) was constructed of ivory, glass paste, rock crystal and sheets of gold and silver on a wooden base. The four ivory draughts corresponded to the circles with the white lozenges. A luxury royal board game, indicating the lifestyle in Minoan palaces and the high quality output of Minoan miniature art workshops. Found in the palace of Knossos (1600 - 1500 BC) - Heraklion Museum

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