Flora style

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Flora style amphora

In archeology, the flora style , also called floral style or plant style , is a ceramic style from the Cretan-Minoan new palace period , which dates back to around 1650 BC. BC to 1450 BC Chr. Dated.

Features of the Flora style are motifs from the plant world , which are applied in dark color on a light background. Shown are u. a. Lilies, papyrus bushes or blossoms, saffron, iris and foliage.

Numerous flora-style objects are exhibited in the Archaeological Museum in Heraklion , Crete .


Individual evidence

  1. ^ J. Lesley Fitton: The Minoans . Theiss, Stuttgart 2004, ISBN 978-3-8062-1862-6 , The Crete of New Palaces, p. 140 (English: Minoans . London 2002. Translated by Tanja Ohlsen).
  2. Litsa I. Chatzifoti: The Minoan Crete . Toubis, Athens 2005, ISBN 978-960-540-577-9 , The Minoan Art, p. 21 (Greek: Μινωική Κρήτη . Athens 2005. Translated by Hans Abraham).