Minoan Prince of Lillies Solid Bronze Figurine 4.72″ Crete New Handmade

 30.90

Description

Minoan Prince of Lillies Solid Bronze Figurine 4.72″ Crete New Handmade

Height: 4.7 inches (12 cm)
Width: 3.3 inches (8.4 cm)
Depth: 0.7 inches (1.77 cm)
Weight: 0.42 lbs (193 gr)
Medium: Bronze

The Prince of the Lilies, or the Lily prince, is a celebrated Minoan fresco on the Greek island of Crete; the fresco is dated to circa 1550 BC (the new palace period between 1700 and 1450 BC).

The famous fresco of the “Prince of the Lilies” is one of the most famous archaeological findings of Ancient Crete. The fresco from Knossos was found in fragments and thoroughly restored. It shows the figure of a young man rendered in low relief. He walks towards the left and wears a loin-cloth with wide belt, a necklace and an elaborate head-dress decorated with lilies and peacock feathers. The figure was named “prince”, because it was thought to represent the Priest-King who lived in the palace of Knossos. The only parts, that are preserved are the torso, the arms, the legs and an elaborate head-dress. The “Prince of the Lilies” fresco is kept at the Heraklion Archaeological Museum.

1 review for Minoan Prince of Lillies Solid Bronze Figurine 4.72″ Crete New Handmade

  1. Krähe

    She is absolutely beautiful.
    My only issue is there is a big snake on her head that has broken off. It was not in the packaging.

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