Make your own free website on Tripod.com

Aegean Synopsis:


Aegean Art


Cycladic 3,000 - 1,200 BC
Minoan 3,000 - 1,200 BC
Mycenaean (Late Helladic) 1,700 - 1,200 BC



TERMS

Homer - legendary Aegean bard
King Minos
Minotaur
True Fresco - painting in wet stucco wall coating before it dries
Corbeled vault
Tholos
Krater - wide-mouth ceramic bowl for mixing wine and water
Iliad
Labyrinth
Fresco secco - painting on dry stucco wall coating
Cyclopean masonry
Megaron
Repousse


SLIDES


Cycladic 3000 - 1200 BCE

Female figure, Marble, 18” ca. 2500 - 2300 BCE

Male lyre player, Marble, from Keros, 9” ca. 2700 - 2500 BCE



Minoan 3000 - 1200 BCE


Plan of the palace of Knossos, Greece ca. 1700 - 1400 BCE

Stairwell in the residential quarter of the palace of Knossos, Greece ca. 1700 - 1400 BCE

Minoan woman (La Parisienne, Fresco fragment, Knossos, 10” ca. 1450 - 1400 BCE

Bull-Leaping (Toreador Fresco), Fresco, Knossos, 2’ 8” ca. 1450 - 1400 BCE

Queen’s Megaron, Fresco, Knossos ca. 1700 - 1400 BCE

Beaked Jug, Kamares Ware ca. 1800 BCE

Octopus Jar, Marine Style, Palaikastro, 11” ca. 1500 BCE

Harvester Vase, Steatite, Hagia Triada, 5” ca. 1500 BCE

Snake Goddess, Faience, Knossos, 131/2” ca. 1600 BCE


Mycenaean 1700 - 1200 BCE


Lion Gate, Limestone, Mycenae, relief panel 9’ 6” ca. 1300 - 1250 BCE

Vault of the tholos of the Treasury of Atreus, Mycenae, 43’ ca. 1300 - 1250 BCE

Funerary mask, Beaten gold, Grave Circle A, Mycenae, 1’ ca. 1600 - 1500 BCE

Inlaid dagger w/ lion hunt, Bronze, gold, silver, niello, Cir A 9" ca. 1600 - 1500 BCE

Warrior Vase, Mycenae, 1’ 4” ca. 1200 BCE



DJB Quick Notes:

 

 

DJB In-Depth Notes: