La Parisienne also known as the Minoan Lady, is part of the Camp Stool Fresco, which was probably painted on one of the walls of the palace of Knossos. The woman depicted is possibly a priestess or even a goddess.
It dates to the Final Palatial Period, ca. 1450-1350/1300 B.C.
The Blue Ladies
The Blue Ladies are a beautiful fresco that adorned the ancient palace of Knossos. The small part of the image that has been saved reveals elaborate jewellery and rich woven dresses.
The women of Thebes are heading towards the same direction. Some hold flowers, others precious objects (ivory compasses or stone vessels). They are luxuriously dressed in their distinctive garment , as well as the Minoan long skirt covered in beads and embroidery.
A fresco of Mycenaean women bearing gifts, 1,400-1,200 BC
The Saffron Goddess (1600 B.C.) is a detail from a Minoan fresco depicting a saffron harvest. She sits supervising the plucking of flowers, which will be used in the manufacture of what is possibly a therapeutic drug.
In the classical period of Greek mythology, Artemis was often described as the daughter of Zeus and Leto, and the twin sister of Apollo. She was the Hellenic goddess of the hunt, wild animals, wilderness, childbirth, virginity and protector of young girls. The deer and the cypress were sacred to her.
Apollo and Artemis. Tondo of an Attic red-figure cup by Brygos, potter, and the Briseis Painter, ca. 470 BC.
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