Minoan Phaistos Disc Fired Clay Ceramic Handmade Greek Art Museum Replica 5.9″ 15×11,5cm

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Minoan Phaistos Disc Fired Clay Ceramic Handmade Greek Art Museum Replica 5.9″ 15×11,5cm

Height with base: 5.9 inches (15 cm)
Disc Height (without base): 5 inches (12.7 cm)
Disc Diameter: 4.5 inches (11.5 cm)
Base’s Depth: 2 inches (5 cm)
Weight: 0.98 lbs (445 gr)
Medium: Ceramic with marble base

MINOAN PHAISTOS DISC GREEK ART MUSEUM REPLICA 5.9″

The disc was discovered in 1908 by the Italian archaeologist Luigi Pernier in the Minoan palace-site of Phaistos, and features 241 tokens, comprising 45 distinct signs, which were apparently made by pressing hieroglyphic “seals” into a disc of soft clay, in a clockwise sequence spiraling toward the center of the disk.

The Phaistos Disc captured the imagination of amateur and professional archaeologists, and many attempts have been made to decipher the code behind the disc’s signs. While it is not clear that it is a script, most attempted decipherments assume that it is; most additionally assume a syllabary, others an alphabet or logography. Attempts at decipherment are generally thought to be unlikely to succeed unless more examples of the signs are found, as it is generally agreed that there is not enough context available for a meaningful analysis.

1 review for Minoan Phaistos Disc Fired Clay Ceramic Handmade Greek Art Museum Replica 5.9″ 15×11,5cm

  1. Karl-Samuel

    Love this item, very fine detail, great price and fast delivery.
    Recommend this seller and will be buying from again.

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