Photo de stock - The ""prince of the Lilies"", an emblematic image of Minoan Crete, was part of a larger mural composition in nhigh relief. The figure, composed of three non joinning parts, is portrayed life-size, wearing a richly coloured kilt with a codpiece and belt and a majestic crown on his head adorned with papyrus lilies and peacock feathers. According to the excavator of Knossos, Arthur Evans, he was the ""Ruler of Knossos"", the ""Priest-King"", a personification of religious and secular authority. However, other scholars suggest different reconstructions and interpretations, according to which the ""prince"" may be an athlete, a boxer, or a commanding ruler, while the crown is attributed to a priestess od a sphynx. . Knossos, Palace, Neopalatian period (1600-1450 BC). . Archaeological Museum of Heraklion - Crete, Greece.

Photo de stock: The ""prince of the Lilies"", an emblematic image of Minoan Crete, was part of a larger mural composition in nhigh relief.

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