The dynamic, artistic and highly sophisticated Minoan civilisation flourished on Crete and on Thera/Santorini ca 2700-1500BC. Named after the mythological King Minos, the wealthy MInoans traded extensively across the Mediterranean area. Their vast palaces were adorned with colourful frescoes and pottery which reflected their love of the natural world.
Each item in our Minoan pottery collection is painted by hand. The variety of shapes, iconography and colour reflects the rich and varied culture of the Minoans. Many of the originals, on which these pieces are based, are in the Heraklion Archaeological Museum in Crete.