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ART HISTORY I
LECTURE 13: The Aegean Arts

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(for individual student reference viewing only)

below: map of the Aegean region:



below: map of ancient Greece (click on image for larger viewing):



below: Neolithic/
Early Cycladic idol, origin: Cycladic Islands, found: Malta, stone, c. 3,000-2,000 B.C.
(Andre Emmerich Gallery, New York):



below: Neolithic seated idol, from island of Melos, Cycladic, stone, h: NA, c. 4,000-3,000 B.C.
(Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York):



below left: Cycladic "Fiddle" amulet, from island of Amorgos, marble, c. 5" h, late 3rd millenium B.C.
(British Museum, London):

below right: Cycladic "Fiddle" amulet, from island of Kimolos, marble, c. 5" h, late 3rd millenium B.C.
(National Museum, Athens):




below: Cycladic votive figure, from island of Amargos, marble, h: c. 30", c.2,500 B.C.
(Ashmoleum Museum, Oxford):



below: Drawings showing conception of figure in terms of geometric form:



below: Cycladic votive figure, stone, h: NA, c. 4,000-2,000 B.C. (Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York):



below: Cycladic harp player, marble, 11.5" h, c. 2,800-2,600 B.C. (Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York):



below: restored room - The Queen's Megaron, Palace of Knossos, Crete, c. 1,700 - 1,300 B.C.
(Herakleion Archeological Museum, Crete):



below: Detail from dolphin wall painting or fresco, The Queen's Megaron, Palace of Knossos, h: NA, Crete,
c. 1,700 - 1,300 B.C. (Herakleion Archeological Museum, Crete):




below: Rocks and lilies tomb wall painting or fresco, island of Thera, h: NA, c. 1,500 B.C.:



below: The Prince with the Lilies, restored wall painting or fresco, Palace of Knossos, Crete, h: NA,
c. 1,500 B.C. (Herakleion Archeological Museum, Crete):




below: "La Parisienne," wall painting or fresco, Palace of Knossos, Crete, h: NA, c. 1,500 B.C.
(Herakleion Archeological Museum, Crete):




below: The Blue Ladies, restored wall painting or fresco, Palace of Knossos, Crete, h: NA, c. 1,500 B.C. (Herakleion Archeological Museum, Crete):



below: The Toreador Fresco, (The Bull Grapplers), wall painting or fresco, Palace of Knossos, Crete,
c. 24.5" h, c. 1,500 B.C. (Herakleion Archeological Museum, Crete):




below: Bull and vaulting acrobat, from Knossos, Crete, solid cast bronze, c. 6" long, c. 1,600 B.C.
(British Museum, London):




below: Rhyton, from Knossos, Crete, painted & incised steatite with gilt wooden horns, crystal & shell inlaid eyes, c. 8" h, c. 1,500 B.C. (Herakleion Archeological Museum, Crete):



below: Snake goddess/priestess, ivory & gold band, h: NA, Minoan, c. 1,500 B.C.
(Museum of Fine Arts, Boston):

below right: Snake goddess/priestess, from Palace of Knossos, Crete, faïence (pigmented earthenware),
c. 5.5" h, c. 1,650 B.C. (Herakleion Archeological Museum, Crete):




below: "Mask of Agamemnon" death mask, from Mycenean shaft grave V, hammered gold, c. 11" h,
c. 1,500 B.C. (National Museum, Athens):



below: The Vaphio Cups, from Mycenean tomb at Vaphio, repoussé gold, c 3-3.5"h, Minoan influence,
c. 1,500 B.C. (National Museum, Athens):