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In the Minoan and Mycenaean worlds, people often left votive limbs at sanctuaries as thank-offerings to the gods for healing the afflicted body part.  The votives in the photograph are Minoan.

In the Minoan and Mycenaean worlds, people often left votive limbs at sanctuaries as thank-offerings to the gods for healing the afflicted body part. The votives in the photograph are Minoan.

Reenactment construction of a Minoan Priestess outfit

Minoan Priestess Costume (back), by Marian O'Brien Clark, 1993

English: Archaeological Museum in Herakleion. Golden minoan handle of a bronze dagger.

Minoan bronze dagger with a hilt of perforated gold plate 1800 BCE

Engraved Late Minoan Seal depicting a Cow and Feeding Calf, 14th century BC (sapphirine chalcedony)

Engraved Late Minoan Seal depicting a Cow and Feeding Calf, century BC (sapphirine chalcedony)

Artist: Minoan art  Title: Centaur, 10th cent. b.C., from Lefkandi  Genre: Sculpture  Period/Style: Minoan-Mycenaean-Aegean  Location: Eretria Museum  Eretria

, from Lefkandi Genre: Sculpture Period/Style: Minoan-Mycenaean-Aegean Location: Eretria Museum Eretria

Ritual vessel in shape of a triton shell made of green serpentine. Malia    Ritual vessel in shape of a triton shell made of green serpentine. Malia, Area NE of hte Palace. Late Minoan I A. The decoration presents a scene of two Minoan demons, possibly an altar, and are in the process of a libation.

Malia ritual vessel in a shape of the triton shell made of green serpentine. Late Minoan I A. The decoration presents a scene of two Minoan demons, possibly an altar, and are in the process of a libation.

Minoan Jewellery in the Renovated Museum of Heraklion, Crete.The museum re-opened its doors to the public. The Minoan civilization collection, which hosts most of the findings of the Minoan Palace of Knossos will be open daily from 8 in the morning until 8 in the evening

Minoan Jewellery in the Renovated Museum of Heraklion, Crete.The museum re-opened its doors to the public. The Minoan civilization collection, which hosts most of the findings of the Minoan Palace of Knossos will be open daily from 8 in the morning until 8 in the evening

Minoan Double Axes

Minoan Double Axes

Gold votive double axes, New Palace period BCE), Heraklion Archaeological Museum, Crete.

Clay figurine of an ass loaded with pithoi." Phaistos, Crete, Greece. Postpalatial. 14CBC to 13CBC.  Now in the collection of the Herakleion Archaeological Museum. Herakleion, Crete, Greece.

Clay figurine of an ass loaded with pithoi. Phaistos, Crete, Postpalatial, to

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