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Minoan and Mycenaean Art (Rev 97 Edition)by Reynold Higgins
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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.
This survey describes and illustrates significant works of art and architecture from ancient Crete, Mycenae and the Cycladic Islands, from such discoveries as the citadel of Mycenae and at the palace of King Minos at Knossos. This revised edition includes recent discoveries.
"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. All the significant works of art and architecture that are our legacy from those great civilizations are described and illustrated in Dr. Reynold Higgins's distinguished survey. This fully revised and updated edition includes greater coverage and recent findings. 241 illustrations, 54 in color.
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