- ISBN 9780500203033
- 21.00 x 14.90 cm
- 241 Illustrations, 54 in colour
- First published 1997
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‘An excellent short introduction’ – The Classical Review
‘Comprehensive and richly illustrated’ – Antiquity
The magnificent works of art of ancient Crete, Mycenae and the Cycladic Islands are awe-inspiring in their richness, variety and vitality. Frescoes, jewelry, sculpture, gold funeral masks, ivories and countless other beautiful artifacts – all the significant works of art and architecture are described and illustrated in Dr Higgins’ distinguished and classic survey.
This updated edition incorporates greater coverage of the breathtaking frescoes from Akrotiri on the island of Thera. Other recent discoveries and research are also included, such as the unique ivory figurine from Palaikastro, objects from the palace of Mallia and the intriguing presence of Minoan-style frescoes in Egypt.