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February 17, 2019 at 12:17 pm #6645
Hi Lacey, you make some very good points. I hadn’t more deeply considered the contexts in which these art pieces were made, beyond the seemingly obvious. This got me thinking, and I was actually wondering if our views on both of these cultures have been shaped too much by the art we’ve found, when that probably does not represent anything near the full scope of the culture. It is even entirely possible that pieces of art from Mycenaean culture depicting peacetime activity and Minoan culture depicting war have simply not survived to modern day. However, that isn’t to say it never existed, and it might be naive of us to assume such.