(2500 - 1100 BCE)

ART OF THE AEGEANS

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male lyre player (1).jpg

Male Lyre Player, Cyclades, Greece, 2700-2500 BCE, marble, height approx. 9"

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cycladic woman 1 (1).jpg

Figure of a woman, Cyclades, Greece, 2600-2400 BCE, marble, height 24 3/4", Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

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Bull_Leaping_Fresco_Knossos (1).jpg

Bull Leaping, wall painting, palace complex, Knossos, Crete, Late Minon Period, 1450-1375 BCE, height approx. 24-1/2", Archaeological Museum, Iraklion, Crete

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Harvester Vase (Rhyton), Hagia Triada, Crete. New Palace period, 1650-1450 BCE, Steatite, greatest diameter 4-1/2", Archaeological Museum, Iraklion, Crete.

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Octopus Vase, from Palaikastro, Crete, New Palace period, 1500-1450 BCE, Marine-style ceramic, height 11". Archaeological Museum, Iraklion, Crete.

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knossos fresco (1).jpg

Throne Room, Palace of Knossos, 1900 BCE, Crete.

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greek_lion_gate (1).jpg

Lion Gate, Mycenae, Greece, 1250 BCE

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agamemnon funerary mask copy-1 (1).jpg

Mask of Agamemnon, Funerary mask, Grave Circle A, Mycenae, Greece, 1600-1550 BCE. Gold, height approx. 12", National Arcaeological Museum, Athens.

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treasury of atreus.jpg

Treasury of Atreus, corbel vault, interior of tholos, limestone, height approx. 43', diameter 47' 6", 1300-1200 BCE, Mycenae, Greece.

Cycladic Culture:  2500 - 1900 BCE

Minoan Culture:  2000 - 1400 BCE

Mycenaean Culture:  1600 - 1100 BCE