Evans, Arthur J.  
The Palace of Minos: a comparative account of the successive stages of the early Cretan civilization as illustred by the discoveries at Knossos (Band 3): The great transitional age in the northern and eastern sections of the Palace — London, 1930

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APPEARANCE OF IVORY BOY-GOD

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to light what it is impossible not to regard as a companion piece to the
Goddess, the ivory figurine, namely, of a boy-God, also distinguished by
a tiara, of practically the same height, and with a head and face that at once

■ ... a . b

Fig. 307. a, b, Head of ' Boston Goddess ', showing Holes to attach Curls of

Gold Wire, (f)

provoke modern comparisons (Fig. 309). It seems probable indeed that this
had fallen to the share of a partner in a group of stolen ivories belonging to
the same deposit, but that it had been ' released' after a somewhat longer
interval—a not infrequent occurrence in such cases. . '

The figurine migrated to Paris a few years after the War where it Probably
made its appearance amongst a series of objects said to have been discovered sra°^e
by a Cretan miller. But the boy was in bad company. Of the numerous Knossian
associated objects—all said to be Minoan and to have been found at the same Goddess,
spot—it was hard to recognize any genuine relic beyond one or two frag-
ments. The whole lot seemed to have been the result of a peaceful and
' sheltered' industry, carried out during that stormy time. The output was in
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