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Page history last edited by Anna Zodin 13 years, 5 months ago

The arrow is pointing to an example of the granules that are soldered to the gold. Soldering is similar to glue in the way that is hold two materials together. When you solder gold to gold you have to use copper and heat so that they will stay together.



The Wasp Pendant shows two new types of jewelry techniques, Soldering and granulation. The small gold balls (Granules) you see on the thbody of the wasp are held on with copper solder. The pendant was  possibly shown hanging on a necklace sometime during 1700-1550 BCE. The artist depicts two bees hovering around a singke drop of honey. Almost the entire pendant is covered in granuels, along with the outstrached arms. From a society that obviosly appreciated the value of gold treasures. Gold was very precious to the Minoans because it was so rare.





The Aegina Treasure Pendant depicts a nature-god, The Master (or mistress) of the Animals. The nature-god is shown with a water bird (such as a goose or duck) in each hand. It is clearly depicting that the deity has full control over animals and nature as a whole. The curved figures on either side of the nature-god are bull horns. The art work is clearly influenced by the Egyptian culture. To prove this point even further, the nature-god is also standing on what looks like to be papyrus boats.  These artifacts are of great significant because of all the metal that came from far off countries, none from Crete. 





  Book Stokstad, Marilyn. Art a Brief History. Upper Saddle River: Library of Congress,
Book Higgins, Reynold. Minoan And Mycenaean Art. New York City: Thames & Hudson Inc.
     , 1985.



Comments (3)

Malcolm Rollyns Harvin-Conner said

at 9:44 am on Dec 9, 2008

Who is this by?

Patrick Wroe said

at 9:49 am on Dec 9, 2008

Who made this?

Arri said

at 2:10 pm on Dec 10, 2008

Great Job Congrats! umm... nameless people...

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