Minoan and Mycenaen Art (Book published February 1, 1985)


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Author  Reynolds Higgins
Publisher  Thames & Hudson
Publication Date   February 1, 1985
ISBN  0500201846
Pages  216

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"An excellent short introduction."—The Classical Review

The magnificent works of ancient Crete, Mycenae, and the Cycladic Islands are awe-inspiring in their richness and variety. Frescoes, jewelry, sculpture, gold funeral masks, ivories, and countless other beautiful artifacts--all the significant works of art and architecture that are our legacy from those great civilizations in the third and second millennia BC are described and illustrated in Dr. Higgins's distinguished survey. This fully revised and updated edition includes greater coverage of the breathtaking frescoes from Akrotiri on the island of Thera. Other recent findings are also illustrated and described in detail, such as the unique ivory figure from Palaikastro, objects from the palace of Mallia, and the intriguing discovery of Minoan frescoes in Egypt. 241 illustrations, 54 in color

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