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Gold bee pendant, from Malia
The famous gold jewel with the bees. Consists of two bees holding a piece of honeycomb between their lehs, a filigree `cage` containing a gold bead balanced on their heads and little dosks hanging down from their wing and sting. An exquisite example of Minoan goldwork, it combines hamering, filigree and granulation. From the necropolis of Malia (1800 - 1700 B.C.) - Heraklion Museum.
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Malia, View from the national road.
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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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Ewer, from Malia
Ewer with relief decoration including animals, plants and seashells. From the Palace at Malia, Palaeopalatial period (1800 - 1700 B.C.) - Heraklion Museum
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Seal, from Malia
Semi cylindrical sard seal with a brief hieroglyphic inscription. From the Palace at Malia, Palaeopalatial period (1800 - 1700 B.C.) - Heraklion Museum
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Bronze dagger, from Malia
Bronze dagger with a hilt of perforated gold plate. From the Palace at Malia, Palaeopalatial period (1800 - 1700 B.C.) - Heraklion Museum

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