Lookup NU author(s): Dr Matthew Haysom
This is the final published version of a book chapter that has been published in its final definitive form by Sidestone Press, 2018.
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The palace at Knossos hosts one of the largest corpora of Late Bronze Age wall paintings in the Aegean. It was also one of the earliest corpora to be uncovered. As a result it holds a unique position within the historiography of Aegean wall painting. This paper focuses on the relief wall paintings from the palace. Over the history of scholarship these have been given widely divergent dates from the 17th century BC all the way down to the 14th century BC. This paper returns to the original excavation records of the palace’s wall paintings to explore what can and cannot be said about their original find contexts. It then goes on to discuss the ramifications of the information and the lacunae for our understanding of the place of these wall paintings in the broader history of Aegean wall decoration.
Author(s): Haysom M
Editor(s): Becker, J; Jungfleisch, J; von Rüden, C
Publication type: Book Chapter
Publication status: Published
Book Title: Tracing Technoscapes: The Production of Bronze Age Wall Paintings in the Eastern Mediterranean
Print publication date: 28/12/2018
Online publication date: 28/12/2018
Acceptance date: 01/11/2018
Publisher: Sidestone Press
Place Published: Leiden, The Netherlands
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