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Replica | Artistic metalic casting| Total height 18 cm | Ø 16 cm

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Phaistos Disc

This pate with writings consisting of 45 ancient Cretan hieroglyphs was a subject of time consuming desiphering. Today a lot of researchers believe that the inscription is about the mystical formulas of the two sanctuaries. Original: Archeologic Museum Heraklion, Creta. Minoan, about 1650 BC, ceramics, height incl. pedestal 18 cm. Diameter 16 cm.

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An art work that is cut in from a stone or wooden surface, not modeled in the round.

According to the degree of projection one can distinguish between low-relief or bas-relief and high relief. The sunk relief is a common form of reliefs in Ancient Egypt, where the depicted scenes were cut into the stone or wood surface.

Among the most famous reliefs are the works of the Florentine master Lorenzo Ghiberti. He created, among others, the bronze doors of the Florence Baptistery, called by Michelangelo the "Gates of Paradise".