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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 4,2): Camp-stool Fresco, long-robed priests and beneficent genii [...] — London, 1935

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Deposits of Tauluts depicting Chariots : Minoan Types of
these. and their oriental origins.

Military aspects of New Dynasty—the Shield Fresco; Significant break
hi the history of neiglibouriiig sites; Hoard of tablets depicting Chariots ;
Formulas on 'Chariot Tablets'; Throne and bisellium signs; Numbers
before whole Chariots and parts; Body and parts of Chariots separately
depicted; Pole and characteristic support, Yoke and Collar;. Wheels,—in
relation to Minoan roads ; Four-wheeled vehicle on Tylissos tablet; Four-spoked
wheels as in contemporary Egypt and Syria; ' Geometrical' Greek and other
later wheels six and eight-spoked ; Saw on' Chariot Tablets'— Carpenter's sign ;
Norse's head on ' Chariot Tablets' and derivative sign; Fodder sign; Corslet
or breast-plate on 'Chariot Tablets'—part of full 'Knight's equipment';
Bronze talent shown as equivalent; Signs on Corslets; Cup-si^u of Official
—Cup-bearer's symbol; Whip sign; First appearance of wheeled vehicles in
Crete—miniature wagon in painted clay from Palaikastro, M. M. I a;
Clialdaeau prototypes of Chariots ; Primitive Mesopotamian Car-type, A—pole
projecting from bottom ; Draught animals—oxen and asses; Chariots on
' War panel' of ' Standard' of Ur ; Chariot Type B—pole running tip front
of box; Sumeriau Chariots of Type B; Persistence of Type B on Chaldaeau
sites; Diffusion of Type B in Hittite regions; Its appearance in Aegean
area; Good example of B on Thisbe bead-seal; TypeBiu Cyprus L.M. Illa,-
Chariot Type C, with upper support to pole; General Minoan use of Type C;
Early example on Vapheio bead-seal; ' Dual' form of Chariot on Tablets—
its general diffusion ; Intrusion of a Syro- Egyptian form in Cyprus; Sardonyx
ring from Avdu, near Lyktos, with Chariot of Type C drawn by wild-goals;
'Dual 'Chariot (Type C) of Tiryns Hunting fresco; Survival of Type C
in early Greek Art.

Militaristic Aspects of New Dynasty at Knossos: the ' Shield Fresco'.

It has been remarked that the last Palatial phase at Knossos presents

a military and indeed militaristic aspect. Its most prominent feature, when

the residential Quarter was still complete, must have been the great Shield

Fresco ' winding clown from story to story along the descending walls of its

1 For the Shield Fresco see P. of M., iii, the beginning of L. M. II. It belongs to the

P- 299 seqq., Fig. 196, and Coloured Plate initial phase of the last Palatial Age marked

XXIII. Its execution is there referred to the at Knossos by the appearance of the Linear

close of L. M.*I a epoch (p. 307), but certain Script B, and presenting many indications of

considerations developed below bring it nearer the advent of a new dynasty.

aspects of
New Dy-
nasty : the
' Shield