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Octopus jar, from Palaikastro (Crete), Greece, ca. 1500 BCE.

The sea figures prominently in Minoan art. This painter perfectly matched the octopus motif to the shape of the vase. The sea creature’s tentacles reach out to fill the curving surfaces of the vessel.


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