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Minoan Dolphins Fresco, Precision Restoration, Knossos, Crete, Greece

Minoan Dolphins Fresco
Precision Restoration
Late Bronze Age (LBA)
Late Minoan (LM) Period
Knossos, Crete, Greece

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Artwork Description
Pieces of this fresco were found in the East Wing's Residential Quarters of Knossos Palace in a room next to the Hall of the Double Axes which Arthur Evans named the Queen's Megaron. Other names associated with this section of the palace are the Queen's Apartment, the Queen's Hall, and the Dolphin Sanctuary. Evans thought of it as the Queen's private reception room. Combining dolphins, fish and sea urchins it's one of Knossos' most distinctive frescoes. It was restored by the artist Piet de Jong between 1922 and 1930. A replica of the fresco is displayed over the door on the north side of the room. The original reconstructed fresco is on display at the Heraklion Archaeological Museum in Crete.
Map of Location where the Minoan Dolphins Fresco was Discovered, Queen's Megaron, Knossos, Crete, Greece
Map of Location where the
Minoan Dolphins Fresco
was Discovered
Queen's Megaron
Knossos, Crete, Greece


Minoan Dolphins Fresco, Queen's Megaron, Knossos, Crete, Greece

Minoan Dolphins Fresco
Queen's Megaron
Knossos, Crete, Greece


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