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photoblog image Knossos - cup bearers fresco

Knossos - cup bearers fresco

 

Largely a reconstruction.  You can see the original stonework, but the pillars are reconstructions, as is the fragment of fresco.  Sir Arthur Evans found evidence for the shape of the pillars and colours in the frescoes in some of the surviving frescoes and from illustrated tiles and sculptures of houses and parts of the palace (and from fragments of colour remaining on the walls).

Here's an interesting video showing what the Palace probably looked like originally, I recommend switching the sound off - it is only rather inappropriate music:

 

Knossos - cup bearers fresco

 

Largely a reconstruction.  You can see the original stonework, but the pillars are reconstructions, as is the fragment of fresco.  Sir Arthur Evans found evidence for the shape of the pillars and colours in the frescoes in some of the surviving frescoes and from illustrated tiles and sculptures of houses and parts of the palace (and from fragments of colour remaining on the walls).

Here's an interesting video showing what the Palace probably looked like originally, I recommend switching the sound off - it is only rather inappropriate music:

 

comments (10)

  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
  • 15 Jun 2018, 02:42
an amazingly well composed image and quite an interesting place
  • Martine
  • France
  • 15 Jun 2018, 05:16
On dirait des dessins égyptiens.
Even reconstructions are educational, Tom, so I can imagine the delight upon seeing this.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 15 Jun 2018, 06:35
That's surprising that the pillars were of different styles. I like the frescoes very much.
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 15 Jun 2018, 06:58
More fascinating stuff from a lost world
  • Astrid
  • Nederland
  • 15 Jun 2018, 07:01
They did a great job showing this part of how it was, Tom.
The youtube is just amazing.
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 15 Jun 2018, 08:39
Interesting design of round column, almost upside down to what would seem logical, with the thickest part t the base. The effect of this to emphasise the heaviness of the building and give it a more squat appearance.
Very well put together from the old and the new.
If the video is only partially accurate it still must have been a magnificent building
This is great stuff...

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