Pre Classical European art

Jan 2018
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Netherlands
Minoan frescoes depicting warriors from Akrotiri:



Decoration from a wall painting at Akrotiri

Some Mycenaean era art now, gold rython in the shape of a lion from Mycenae:

The gorgeous vaphio golden cups from Vaphio, near Sparta, it's debated whether they've been crafted by Mycenaeans or Minoans:


Amazing. I would have thought those golden cups to be classical.
 

sparky

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"it's debated whether they've been crafted by Mycenaeans or Minoans:"

Not an expert , but the Minoans seems to be of a better finish , while the Mycenaean looks like imitation of style


 

macon

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Neanderthal whistle, Cave bear bone, 55.000 years old, middle paleolithic, oldest musical instrument in the world, Divje babe, Slovenia (found 1995)


Statuette, ceramic, 17.5 x 18.5cm, 8th-7th century BCE, Podzemlje, Slovenia


Situla of Vače, bronze, height 23.8 cm, 5th century BCE, Vače, Slovenia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Va%C4%8De_Situla

Professional drawings of 3 strips of Situla of Vače (first was in use 1883-1954, second 1954-2017, third 2017-)
 

macon

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Golden patch, the oldest golden artifact of Slovenia, 85% gold, 14.5% silver, length 17 cm, 13th-12th century BCE, Bled, Slovenia
 
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Apr 2018
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Torino
Very good ones, macon. But the second to last image you posted is the trasure of Vilena, from near Valencia in Spain, dated to the 10th century bc, so a similar period to that of Eberswalde, which might explain their similarity.
 
Apr 2018
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Torino
Some Villanovian (early Etruscan) art.
Terracotta askos depicting a horseman, 8-7th century b:

Villanovian urns depicting huts, 8th century bc:


 
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