University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology

Author: Karen Polinger Foster

Snakes and Lions

A New Reading of the West House Frescoes from Thera

By: Karen Polinger Foster

In the Aegean Bronze Age, palaces and some private houses were richly decorated by murals depicting people, animals, and landscape features, as well as non­representational motifs. Unfor­tunately, only a small portion of these frescoes have survived. On Crete, the best-preserved Minoan wall paintings come from the palace at Knossos, while on the Greek mainland there are […]