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Kamares Ware Jug
This delicate type of pottery helps us understand the far-reaching trade networks in the ancient Mediterranean.
Hagia Triada sarcophagus
This beautifully painted sarcophagus depicts an elaborate burial ritual—was it made for royalty?
Bull’s Head Rhyton
This hollow stone vessel in the shape of a bull's head is both frighteningly realistic and beautifully stylized.
The exuberant procession depicted on this small but luxurious object celebrates the fruits of farming the land.
This vase with a charming image of a writhing octopus was made during the height of the Minoan sea trade.
Goddess, priestess, or simply a Minoan woman? Mysteries abound in this small figurine from Knossos.
Bull-leaping fresco from the palace of Knossos
Athletic youths spring over a powerful bull—who are they, and why are they performing such a dangerous act?
Minoan woman or goddess from the palace of Knossos (“La Parisienne”)
This woman's striking profile has long fascinated viewers, but we know surprisingly little about who she is.