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Unidentified Floating Objects on Minoan Seals

Unidentified Floating Objects on Minoan Seals

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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.

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Unidentified Floating Objects on Minoan Seals

By Evangelos Kyriakidis

American Journal of Archaeology Vol. 109, No. 2 (April 2005), pp. 137–154

DOI: 10.3764/aja.109.2.137

© 2005 Archaeological Institute of America