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While there is obvious differences in the Minoan and Mycenaean culture, for an example. The Minoan art work shows a decorative palace complex, the elaborate jugs used for wine, or other festivities, shows the significance of such dinners or festivals where the jugs were used, and the bull-leaping fresco shows the Minoans did enjoy their leisure time, however maybe these just happen to be the activities or objects their art focused on. Maybe only the rich had money to commission art, so the only art that was created was for their festivals. The Mycenaen culture seems to place emphasis on strength like the lion gate, or warrior krater, or easily defended centers. But again, perhaps this is just the main part of their culture that artists focused on. I think it would be hard to interpret the life of these different people from just a few pieces of art.