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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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5 116 is. Last Palatial Age. ' The Room or the Throne' and
Connected Block : The Closing Scene.

Abrupt intrusion of Throne Room system—evidences of early L. M. II
{ate ■ Traces of bull-sport frescoes in Ante-room opening into 'Room of
Throne'; Double doors to it, later removed; Excavation of' Room of Throne'—
Wall-paintings, Gypsum Throne and benches, balustrade and Lustral Basin ;
Indications of existence of clerestory over basin; Relics precipitated from
]oo-o-ia above; Marbled baud and Griffin Frescoes; Features of Grijfins;
Conventional reeds of background as on ' Argonaut Frieze'; Hatched shading
of Griffins body—early instance of Chiaroscuro; Wingless Griffin—an
unique appearance; The Gypsum Throne—traces of coloured designs;
'Gothic' crockets; Counter-arch and evidences of woodwork original;
Carbonized remains of wooden Throne in A nte-room; Representations of
incurved altar-bases beside Throne; Inner Sanctuary and altar ledge; The
' Throne Room' Suite ; Winding staircase to upper rooms; Loggia above
Room of Throne ; 'Lantern' above Lustral Basin restored; Upper Room
re-used for Gallery of fresco copies '• Service quarters in basement Section—
Womans seat at entrance; Stone drum with sunken quadrants; Probable
place of wooden back-stairs ; Kitchen with woman's seat, table, and side-board;
Precious relics precipitated in and about' Lustral Basin '—presumably derived
from ' Loggia'; Crystal plaques of gaming boards and caskets—plaque with
miniature of charging hill; ' Rhylon ' reliefwith 'Ambushed octopus'; Shell
cameo of dagger and belt; Malachite Tridacua shell; All these relics M.M.
Illh date; Throne of State to be sought in Domestic Quarter ; Ritual aspects
of Room of Throne—a Consistory Chamber; Ante-room a scene of initial
rites ; The purple gypsum font—Iwly-water sprinklers; ' Lustral Basin' for
anointing and clay oil flasks; Flat alabastra in course of filling—ladles for
extracting oil; Fallen casket 'with faience disks ; A Iphabelifor/11 signs on disks ;
Sudden interruption of preparatory filling ; Symptoms of fresh Earthquake
shock; Evidences of conflagration during gale from South-West; jVo sudden
break in the Culture itself; Cumulative effect of seismic menace—Site deserted
by Palace Lords ; Probable transference of Scat of Government to Mainland
suie—Knossiau influence there in Art, and diffusion of later Palace Script.

For the' ceremonial suite and its dependencies to which we are now
drawn there is no parallel within the Palace area. The structures that here
10se in the North-West Palace Section during the last period of the building