Minoan

Upper left are a pair of earrings resembling bull heads. Santiago Mcavoy uploaded this image to 'Arte/Minoicos'.

Ring of Isopata  1400–1500 BC  This famous Minoan gold ring from the Isopata tomb, near Knossos,  depicts four dancing female figures, richly clad in characteristic Minoan attire, moving through a landscape of lilies. Three of them raise their arms in ecstasy,  while the fourth one, placed in the centre of the scene and slightly higher than the others, makes a gesture – possibly of benediction. . A fifth figure, much smaller than the others, appears to be descending from the sky  ( top left…

Ring of Isopata BC This famous Minoan gold ring from the Isopata tomb, near Knossos, depicts four dancing female figures, richly clad in characteristic Minoan attire, moving through a landscape of lilies.

Seal showing Mistress of the Animals, goddess Artemis - from Minoan culture, circa 1700-1500 BCE

Master of the Animals Pendant: Aegina Treasure, Minoan, Middle Bronze Age, BC. Lotus flowers are an influence of Egypt. From Aegina Island, a Minoan Colony.

MINOAN. Gold flower pin, c.2800-2300 BCE from Minoan cemetery of Mochlos near Gournia. // Minoan goldsmithing shows exceptional sophistication even early on. Mochlos, this piece's site of origin, is famous for gold finds to the point that 40% of all our Early Minoan gold was found there.

(Millennium Oldest Gold) Minoan Gold Flower Pin. ca BCE from Minoan cemetery of Mochlos near Gournia, Crete. This piece's site of origin, is famous for Gold finds to the point that of all our Early Minoan Gold was found there.

Agate seal with a man leading a bull  Minoan, about 1500-1300 BC  From Crete    Minoan craftsmen were particularly skilled at the art of seal engraving. Though small, Minoan seal stones often show scenes that are both beautifully carved and an insight into this ancient culture.

Minoan, about BC From Crete Minoan craftsmen were particularly skilled at the art of seal engraving. Though small, Minoan seal stones often show scenes that are both beautifully carved and an insight into this ancient culture.

Minoan Labyrinth Wall Plaque

Minoan Labyrinth Wall Plaque - This seven-circuit labyrinth dates back to 1200 BC in Greece. A single, continuous pathway winds into its center. It symbolizes the cycle of life, death and rebirth.

Golden signet rings from  Minoan Crete (16th-13th cent.BC) . You can see scenes of a sort of a divine romance. The protagonist is a female figure, undoubtedly a goddess, who appears as being seduced by a figure with the help of giant fennel (Ferula sp.) branches . The upmost seal shows a depiction of love prototypical to later Greek art : there is a tiny figure floating in-between the two main ones. In Classic Greek art, this exactly how they depict Eros .

Series of golden signet rings from Minoan Crete, late Minoan period, century BC

British Museum

Minoans- Aigina Treasure ring ~The square knot that later became the wedding knot and Hercules knot.

"King Minos Ring" A 3,500-year-old ring produced during the time of the Minoan empire on Crete island The thick gold seal ring depicts a boat at sea between two ports where Minoan women sit among houses and plants.

"King Minos Ring" A ring produced during the time of the Minoan empire on Crete island The thick gold seal ring depicts a boat at sea between two ports where Minoan women sit among houses and plants.

This little vase was relly impressive! It was found in Zakros Ancient Minoan Palace, dated to 17th-15th century BC!

Minoan -- Rock Crystal Rhyton -- Excavated from the ancient Minoan Palace of Zakros in Crete -- Circa 1450 BCE -- Heraklion Archaeological Museum -- Crete

Gold signet ring from the "Tiryns Treasure" of Mycenae. Dated to the 15th century B.C.

Late-Minoan gold ring (Archeological Museum, Athens, from a museum slide) Minoan priestesses, a man, and two altars. These rings are lively miniatures depicting the sacred rites in Minoa.

Shamanic Bee Keeping – Shonagh Home

Shamanic Bee Keeping – Shonagh Home

Priestess of the Bee: Minoan Bee Goddess, golden plaque, British Museum. Found at Camiros, Rhodes, Century BCE.

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