The Arts in Prehistoric Greece

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Yale University Press, 1994 - Art - 311 pages
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A survey of how the Aegean peoples expressed themselves during a period of some 5000 years after the end of the Bronze Age (circa 1100 BC), and before the rise of Greek art. Work produced in the ambience of the palaces of Crete (including the palace of Minos at Knossos) and of Mycenae on the mainland is fully described and illustrated. For purposes of clarity the arts are considered by function and material rather than by geographical region or chronological period; but the main political upheavals affecting them are kept in mind. Little wall-painting has survived, and the so-called minor arts are examined for the light they thow on it, as well as to assess artistic development in the Aegean as a whole.
 

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Contents

Acknowledgements
9
Chronological Table
15
POTTERY
27
PAINTING
47
SCULPTURE
89
Stone v Ases
146
METAL v Ases
153
ARMs
173
Jewell ERY
187
SEALS AND GEMS
209
CONCLUSION
233
Abbreviations
242
Bibliography
277
List of Illustrations
290
Index
301
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