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Knossos - pottery

 

Most of what was found at Knossos is now in the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion - it is a massive collection. Here are some pots, that look almost modern!

 

Knossos - pottery

 

Most of what was found at Knossos is now in the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion - it is a massive collection. Here are some pots, that look almost modern!

 

comments (14)

They do - what lovely specimens!
Tom Wilson: Aren't they?!
We were looking at Hopi pottery today, not dissimilar, Tom.
Tom Wilson: I guess a pot is a pot and that there's a limited range of design possibilities!
Jolies poteries avec de belles couleurs.
Tom Wilson: C'est vrai, Martine
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 2 Jul 2018, 07:03
Actually the style is very agreeable. These could - by a stretch of the imagination - be designs from the 1950s
Tom Wilson: Even the 1930s
They even look like they could be made out of wood, Tom!
Tom Wilson: Yes, they have that colour to them
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 2 Jul 2018, 08:15
Such elegant designs.
Tom Wilson: Elegant design seems to have been a feature of the Minoan civilization.
They do indeed Tom. If these were reproduced they would sell
Tom Wilson: The strange thing is that I didn't see any repros at all of these. I think they would be a winner!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 2 Jul 2018, 09:12
Timeless elegancy!
Tom Wilson: Exactly!
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 2 Jul 2018, 09:59
The decorations add to the "modern" look.
Tom Wilson: Very simple and very effective.
They have survived the centuries very well.
Tom Wilson: They have indeed!
I could see these being displayed in homes today. Tom. The colours are wonderful.
Tom Wilson: I'd certainly be happy to have that jug in the centre!
  • Bonnie
  • United States
  • 2 Jul 2018, 14:23
Ancient, but my modern taste exactly! Nice find.
Tom Wilson: Just shows that design is timeless and universal.
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
  • 3 Jul 2018, 01:38
beautiful pieces
They used tools to make their patterns and of course these have been studied ( and copied) widely.

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