Early Greek

Among the earliest works of art produced on mainland Greece and the Greek islands were those created by two Bronze Age cultures during the late 3rd and 2nd millennia B.C.: the Minoans located on Crete and the Cycladic Islands of the Aegean, and the Mycenaeans on mainland Greece with settlements primarily on the Peloponnesus and the Attic peninsula. The Mycenaeans thrived from 1600 to 1100 B.C. and erected great palatial structures at Athens, Mycenae, Tiryns, Pylos, and elsewhere. Artistic work of the Early Minoan period indicates advances in the art of engraved gems, stone vases, metalwork, and pottery. The Minoans are also known for the remains of their grand palaces on Crete that were created around the 19th century B.C. These have been identified as administrative centers for redistribution of agricultural commodities at Knossos, Malia, Phaistos, and Zakro. Exports from Minoan Crete consisted of timber, foodstuffs, cloth, and likely olive oil and luxury goods; imports included tin, copper, gold, silver, emery, semi-precious stones, and ivory. The great artistic advances made during this time are reflected in both Minoan and Mycenaean architecture, painted pottery, and intricate metalwork.
Cypriot Vase with Geometric Decoration
Early Greek Mycenaen Kalathos
Mycenaean "Psi Idol"
Mycenaean "Psi" Idol
Mycenaean Stirrup Jar
Mycenaean Terracotta "Phi" idol
Mycenaean Terracotta Cup
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