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photoblog image Knossos - pot lid

Knossos - pot lid

 

I think this is an amazing piece - the way the dog's legs have been merged into the pattern strikes me as a very modern kind of design.  I can imagine Rennie Macintosh producing something like this, with the geometric pattern and the animal.  Dogs were hunting animals - the Minoan word for "hunter" meant "dog leader", and they were sacred to one of the Minoan goddesses.

 

Knossos - pot lid

 

I think this is an amazing piece - the way the dog's legs have been merged into the pattern strikes me as a very modern kind of design.  I can imagine Rennie Macintosh producing something like this, with the geometric pattern and the animal.  Dogs were hunting animals - the Minoan word for "hunter" meant "dog leader", and they were sacred to one of the Minoan goddesses.

 

comments (13)

  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
  • 3 Jul 2018, 01:38
it is definitely quite an amazing work of art and an amazing find
Tom Wilson: A genuine little masterpiece.
Ce chien a quand même une allure bizarre.
Tom Wilson: C'est vrai, Martine - merci.
Fascinating...
Tom Wilson: Absolutely
With your description - it certainly is something !!
Tom Wilson: Isn't it?
I see what you mean Tom.
Tom Wilson: Thanks, Frank.
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 3 Jul 2018, 06:44
I agree with your sentiments Tom, it is a lovely thing
Tom Wilson: Thanks, Chris
This is a wonderful thing Tom. You are so right about how modern it looks
Tom Wilson: I'd have been happy to take it away smile
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 3 Jul 2018, 08:10
I can see why you are minded of Mackintosh Tom, oh no, I've just remembered the awful fire in Glasgow.
Tom Wilson: Terrible wasn't it? However, if the Poles could rebuild the centre of Warsaw after the war, surely we can manage one building in Glasgow?
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 3 Jul 2018, 11:35
This is an interesting piece. I recall the big pithoi in Knossos that could be covered by such a pot lid. .
Tom Wilson: Yes, very interesting - I think this one was from a smaller pot - it is only about 15-17 cms in diameter.
They don't make pot lids like that today, Tom. Such a wonderful piece of art in itself.
Even the pattern is very well done.
i think a fine tribute to a dog, Tom. a handsome piece.
Clever design is certainly in evidence here. Nice!

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