Sunday, November 21, 2010

Knossos frescoes

The so-called "Prince of the Lilies" fresco, "recreated" from only a few fragments.

The so-called "Throne Room," with its gypsum benches and an alabaster "throne," it was repainted by a father-and-son team of artists, both named Émile Gilléron, at Arthur Evans' command. While Evans claimed to be basing the recreations on archaeological evidence, many of the best-known frescoes from the throne room are almost complete inventions of the Gillérons.

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