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The famous Parisienne fresco
Fragment of a fresco with a female figure, possibly a young priestess, with the sacral knot at her back. The name was given by Sir Arthur Evans because of the concern for appearence indicated by her heavily made-up face. It was found at the west wing upper halls of the Palace at Knossos. Final Palace Period 1400 - 1350 BC. (Heraklion Museum)
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Knossos Archaeology Minoan Findings Heraklion Museum Fresco Piano Nobile Parisienne

Credits: Demosthenis
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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 Archaeology Minoan Findings Heraklion Museum Rhyton Piano Nobile

Credits: Demosthenis
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Knossos - The great staircase
The staircase that leads to the west wing upper halls - Piano Nobile - from the central court of the palace at Knossos.
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Knossos Archaeology Minoan Archaeological Sites Piano Nobile

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Knossos - The Piano Nobile
Accessing the west wing upper halls from the south Propylaeum. Knossos Palace.
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Knossos Archaeology Minoan Archaeological Sites Piano Nobile

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Knossos - West wing Upper Halls
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Knossos - Fresco from Piano Nobile
Wall painting to which the Parisienne belongs, depicting a symposium. Final Palace Period (Heraklion Museum)
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Knossos Archaeology Minoan Findings Heraklion Museum Fresco Piano Nobile Parisienne

Credits: Demosthenis
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Knossos - The House of Frescoes
At the upper halls (Piano Nobile) just above the throne room with a light-well. It houses copies of frescoes found in the palace.
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Knossos Archaeology Minoan Archaeological Sites Throne Room Piano Nobile

Credits: Demosthenis

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