Book of Arts

This fresco of a young woman is one of the most celebrated images of Minoan art. It dates from ca 1400 BC. She is a striking natural figure with large eyes, red-painted lips and curly hair falling playfully over her forehead. The woman belonged to a larger composition, where she was seated on a folding seat receiving, along with other male and female figures, a sacred drink. Found in 1903, the lady was named La Parisienne by Arthur Evans, as she was considered a reference of feminine beauty of that time.

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