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"La Parisienne" Fresco from Knossos Brooch
"La Parisienne" Fresco from Knossos Brooch
"La Parisienne" Fresco from Knossos Brooch
"La Parisienne" Fresco from Knossos Brooch
"La Parisienne" Fresco from Knossos Brooch
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"La Parisienne" Fresco from Knossos Brooch

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This fragment comes from a fresco that adorned the palace at Knossos (Crete) during its final phase, c. 1400 - 1300 BC. Here, the striking female figure is adorned with an elaborate hairstyle and prominent red lips that reminded excavators of a stylish woman from Paris - hence her nickname. The sacral knot at the back of her colorfully patterned clothing has suggested to some that she may be a priestess, a goddess, or even a statue of a goddess. Today, this fragment is housed in the Heraklion Archaeological Museum.

Brooch Details

Height: 7 cm

Width: 4.5 cm

Thickness: 3 mm

Available Metals and Prices

Brass: $75

925 Sterling Silver: $165

14 Karat Gold: $3,165