Minoan ornament in applied Art. Crete and Greece.

Minoan, Ornament, applied Art, Crete, Greece
Arts of early Crete and Greece.

Decorative Motives from the Arts of early Crete and Greece.

About 2000 B. C. Middle and Late Minoan.

Plate III.

The originals of Nos. 1—3, 11, 14, 15, 17, 18 are in the Museum of Candia (Crete), Nos. 4—10, 12, 13, 16, 19 in the National Museum at Athens.

• 1 and 2. Cloth pattern on the aprons of two cup bearers. Fresco from Knossos (Crete). Late Minoan II
(1550—1400 B.C.)
• 3. Sample of cloth and hem of woman’s dress. Fresco from Hagia Triada (Crete). Middle Minoan IIIa
(1700-1650 B.C.)
• 4, 5 and 10. Pattern of floor frescos. Tiryns (Greece). Late Minoan III (1400—1200 B.C.)
• 6. Edging of a fresco. Tiryns (Greece). Late Minoan III (1400—1200 B. C)
• 7—9. Part of gold ornament with inlay. Mycenae (Greece). “Shaft Tomb” Period (1750—1550 B. C.)
• 11 and 14. Small faience figures from Cnossus (Crete). Middle Minoan III (1700—1600 B.C.)

• 12. Pattern on the bronze blade of a dagger with gold and electron (amber) incrustations. Mycenae (Greece). “Shaft Tomb” Period (1750—1550 B.C.)
• 13 and 16. Mural frieze, frescos. Tiryns (Greece). Older period of Continental painting (1600—1400 B.C.).
• 15 and 17. Ornamentation (Fresco) on a sarcophagus. Hagia Triada (Crete). About 1400 B.C.
• 18. Fragment of a fresco with a row of columns. Cnossus (Crete). 1700—1550 B.C.
• 19. Pattern on woman’s skirt. Fresco from Tiryns (Greece). 1400—1200 B.C.

Source: Ornament in applied art, 122 color plates reproducing over 2000 decorative motives from the arts of Asia, primitive Europe, North, Central, and South America, Africa, Oceania, and from the peasant arts of Europe; by Helmuth Theodor Bossert (1889-1961). New York, E. Weyhe, 1924.

Note:  Mesopotamia. Fashionable Assyrian women and their elegant costumes.
Ancient Greece
Illustration, damasks, ornament

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