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  • 1. Crete and Egypt in the Seventh Century BC: An Examination of Temple A at Prinias with an Emphasis on Egyptian and Egyptianizing Features
  • 2. Prinias, Crete
  • 3. Temple A, Prinias “Temple A is a monument of sufficient scope and preservation to give an idea of the relationship of Cretan art and architecture to that of contemporary centers in Greece and the Eastern Mediterranean.” -Lauren Adams Luigi Pernier
  • 4. Sculptural Decoration
  • 5. Temple A Reconstructions Luigi Pernier Immo Beyer L. Vance Watrous
  • 6. “Direct Egyptian influence in Greece in the 8th and 7th centuries is generally, and I think wrongly, minimized. Certainly many Egyptianizing features are derived at second-hand from Phoenician art, but there is much evidence too if the effect of purely Egyptian work.” -John Boardman
  • 7. “So, as there was no help for it, they sent messengers to Crete, to inquire whether any of the Cretans, or of the strangers sojourning among them, had ever traveled as far as Libya: and these messengers of theirs, in their wanderings about the island, among other places, where they fell in with a man, whose name was Corobius, a dealer in purple. In answer to their inquiries, he told them that contrary winds had once carried him to Libya, where he had gone ashore on a certain island which was named Platea…They themselves quitted the island; and, anxious to reach Egypt, Herodotus iv 151, 2-3 made sail in that direction, but were carried out of their course by a gale of wind from the east.”
  • 8. Naucratis “They could not fail to have been impressed by the scale and grandeur of the existing Egyptian stone buildings. This encouraged architects elsewhere to use more stable materials than mudbrick and wood, and was the starting point for Greek architecture in stone.” -John Griffiths Pedly
  • 9. Egyptian False Door Tomb at Saqqara 5th Dynasty
  • 10. Mastaba of Tjetu, Giza
  • 11. Horsemen Frieze
  • 12. Post Dedalic Sculpture Head of Schist, Berlin Museum 26th Dynasty
  • 13. Clenched Fist Motif Sennuwy Boston Museum of Fine Arts 12th Dynasty
  • 14. Mastaba of Tjetu