Minoan Crete

replica ancient Greek Minoan fresco tile of the Prince of Lilies with sterling silver Minoan jewellery

The Minoans flourished on Crete and Thera (Santorini) 5000 years ago. Our collection of replica artefacts and jewellery, all made in Greece, reflects this colourful, vibrant, artistic and sophisticated civilisation.

'Mycenaean' is the term applied to the art and culture of Greece from ca 1600-1100 BC. The name derives from the site of Mycenae in the Peloponnese, the site of a vast fortified palace. Mycenae was the kingdom of King Agamemnon, who led the Greeks to the Trojan War.

In modern archaeology, the site first gained renown through Heinrich Schliemann's excavations in the mid 1870s, which brought to light objects of great opulence, justifying Homer's epithet of Mycenae as 'rich in gold'. The amazing material wealth deposited in the Shaft Graves at Mycenae (c. 1550 BC) points to a powerful elite society that flourished in the subsequent four centuries.

The Myceneans were traders, warriors and engineers. The magnificent entrance to the citadel at Mycenae was the famous 'Lion Gate'. The citadel was fortified with giant walls, constructed from massive stones, called 'Cyclopean' because of their size.


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bronze bull's head rhyton (large) (special order item)

bronze bull's head rhyton (large) (special order item)

The original of this bronze bull's head is a carved stone (steatite) rhyton (ritual pouring ves..

Code: BA-60

£250.00 Ex Tax: £208.33

bronze bull's head rhyton (largest)

bronze bull's head rhyton (largest)

The original of this bronze bull's head was a carved stone (steatite) rhyton (ritual pouring vessel)..

Code: BA-12

£350.00 Ex Tax: £291.67

bronze bull's head rhyton (medium)

bronze bull's head rhyton (medium)

The original of this bronze bull's head was a carved stone (steatite) rhyton (ritual pouring vessel)..

Code: BA-85

£100.00 Ex Tax: £83.33

bronze bull's head rhyton (small)

bronze bull's head rhyton (small)

The original of this bronze bull's head was a carved stone (steatite) rhyton (ritual pouring vessel)..

Code: BA-61

£65.00 Ex Tax: £54.17

bronze Minoan pointed amphora with octopus motif

bronze Minoan pointed amphora with octopus motif

The octopus is a frequent motif in Minoan pottery, frescoes and jewellery. The symbolism of this fle..

Code: BP-08

£500.00 Ex Tax: £416.67

bronze rhyton with octopus motif

bronze rhyton with octopus motif

The rhyton shape was a ceremonial pouring vessel. The original of this one, dating to ca 1500BC, is ..

Code: BP-10

£100.00 Ex Tax: £83.33

giant bronze double-axe on a marble base

giant bronze double-axe on a marble base

The double axe, or 'labrys' was a recurrent motif in the art and jewellery of the ancient Minoans an..

Code: MM-01

£400.00 Ex Tax: £333.33

gold-plated Agamemnon brooch/pendant

gold-plated Agamemnon brooch/pendant

A versatile piece that can be worn as a brooch or teamed with a chain to become a pendant. When H..

Code: JV-023

£85.00 Ex Tax: £70.83

large Minoan octopus stirrup jar

large Minoan octopus stirrup jar

This stirrup jar (so-called because of the inverted stirrup-shape of the handles) with its fluid oct..

Code: MM-067

£150.00 Ex Tax: £125.00

Malia honeybees pendant : 14 carat gold

Malia honeybees pendant : 14 carat gold

The original Malia honeybee pendant was discovered at Chryssolakkos, the burial ground outside the p..

Code: JM-150P

£120.00 Ex Tax: £100.00

Minoan antelopes fresco tile (large)

Minoan antelopes fresco tile (large)

The original, exavated in 'Building Beta' at Akrotiri on Thera/Santorini, is now in the National Mus..

Code: MM-301

£200.00 Ex Tax: £166.67

Minoan Blue Bird fresco tile

Minoan Blue Bird fresco tile

This is a detail from a larger fresco dating to 1500 BC, originating from Knossos palace in Crete. T..

Code: MM-304

£35.00 Ex Tax: £29.17

Minoan Blue Bird fresco tile

Minoan Blue Bird fresco tile

This is a detail from a larger fresco dating to 1500 BC, originating from Knossos palace in Crete. T..

Code: MM-303

£125.00 Ex Tax: £104.17

Minoan blue monkeys fresco tile

Minoan blue monkeys fresco tile

Taken from the much larger 'fresco of the blue monkeys' found in the 'House of the Frescoes' at the ..

Code: MM-090

£35.00 Ex Tax: £29.17

Minoan Boy Boxers fresco tile (large)

Minoan Boy Boxers fresco tile (large)

The original, exavated in 'Building Beta' at Akrotiri on Thera/Santorini, is now in the National Mus..

Code: MM-302

£150.00 Ex Tax: £125.00

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