Dolphins of Knossos

Dolphins of Knossos


         The Dolphins of Knossos is a fresco that is in the Palace of Knossos on the island of Crete. Minoan art belongs to a civilization that lasted from 2600 to 1600 before Christ. This fresco is from old period and was subsequently covered with other painted spirals. This room overlooked, in the rear, to a porch that gave light to both the queen room and the double axes room.
The Minoans were a civilization based on thalassocracy, a political system based on the mastery of the seas. They were stablished in the Island of Crete. The name comes from the Minoan King Minos and the legend of the Minotaur. About Minoan painting, the rooms of the palaces are decorated with paintings with motifs drawn primarily from ceramics. They are colorful and cheerful, full of life, with representations of animals and humans. Stand out the frescoes of the Palace of Knossos.


            In conclusion, this fresco is one of the best preserved of Minoan art. It is seen that the political model of thalassocracy was a daily reality for the Minoans.
It is located at the Museum of Heraklion in Crete, Greece.

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