Unidentified Floating Objects on Minoan Seals

Floating objects and constellation map.
Floating objects and constellation map.

Extremely detailed Minoan gold signet rings are ornamented with exquisite depictions in which the artist leaves nothing to chance. A group of small motifs that appear above the iconography have not yet been satisfactorily explained. The aim of this paper is to define them as a group, describe their traits and peculiarities, and suggest a possible interpretation for their existence.

Minoan    Small Finds    Iconography   

DOI: 10.3764/aja.109.2.137