Nudity in Late Minoan I Iconography

Kyriakidis, Evangelos (1997) Nudity in Late Minoan I Iconography. Kadmos, 36 (2). pp. 119-126. ISSN 0022-7498. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

The existence and interpretation of nudity in Minoan iconography has received much attention for almost a century. In this short essay a particular group of seals will be considered, namely the Minoan golden Signet rings. Their elaborate iconography includes, among other features, certain female figures in various stances, which are apparently nude. They have ‘pronounced thighs’. These female figures have been variously interpreted and sacral or divine status has often been attributed to them.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DE The Mediterranean Region. The Greco-Roman World
C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CD Diplomatics. Archives. Seals
C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CC Archaeology
C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CB History of civilization
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages
Depositing User: Evangelos Kyriakidis
Date Deposited: 16 Sep 2009 01:22
Last Modified: 01 Sep 2014 15:13
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/8479 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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