Gold bee pendant, from Malia
The famous gold jewel with the bees. Consists of two bees holding a piece of honeycomb between their lehs, a filigree "cage" containing a gold bead balanced on their heads and little dosks hanging down from their wing and sting. An exquisite example of Minoan goldwork, it combines hamering, filigree and granulation. From the necropolis of Malia (1800 - 1700 B.C.) - Heraklion Museum.
TagsMinoan Findings Heraklion Museum Malia Malia Bee Pendant
Malia, View from the national road.
Finial - handle of sceptre, from Malia
Bronze dagger, from Malia
Roman Sarcophagus, from Malia
Large Roman sarcophagus of marble with rich relief decoration including garlands, bulls' heads, Erotes and Medusa heads. It contained the body of a woman interred with gold jewellery. From Malia, Roman period (2nd - 3rd century A.D.) - Heraklion Museum
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Tripod fruit - stands, from Malia