E. Lee Harris
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Minoan Art Pottery
Minoan tray with handles from Phaistos. From around 2700 to 1450 BC, the Minoan civilization flourished as a seafaring and mercantile culture. This vibrant culture was centred around the island of Crete and eventually dominated the Agean region. The Egyptians called the Minoans “the Sea Peoples” and had a fond appreciation for Minoan pottery and ceramics, prized for their innovative shapes and sea-inspired designs
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'Egyptian sculpture, 15-13th BC bust of Amenhotep (1440-1360 BC), Son of Hapu, scribe and sage of the time of Amenhotep III (1411-1375 BCE). Black granite figure from Karnak, Egypt. New Kingdom (18th dynasty). Height: 130 cm See also 08-01-03/8 He was high official of the reign of Amenhotep III of Egypt, who was greatly honored by the king within his lifetime and was deified more than 1,000 years later during the Ptolemaic era.