Minoan art additionally features stone carvings (notably seal stones), and treasured metalwork. The Minoan Protopalatial period (c.1700 BCE), which ended in a serious earthquake, was adopted by an much more ornate Neopalatial period (c. BCE), which witnessed the highpoint of the culture before being terminated by a second set of earthquakes in 1425. Minoan craftsmen are also famous for his or her ceramics and vase-portray, which featured a bunch of marine and maritime motifs. This focus on nature and events – as an alternative of rulers and deities – can be evident in Minoan palace murals and sculptures.
It also features more 3-D art, including bas-reliefs and free standing sculpture. Examples of the latter embrace the anthropomorphic figurines uncovered in Nevali Cori and Göbekli Tepe near Urfa in japanese Asia Minor, and the statues of Lepenski Vir (eg. The Fish God) in Serbia. Other examples of Mesolithic moveable art include … Read More