The beautiful “Prince of Lilies” Fresco, Knossos, showing his belt = ZONE:
This stunning fresco from the Late Minoan IIIb Palace at Knossos (ca. 1450 BCE) shows us the famous so-called “Prince of Lilies” wearing his beautiful azure belt. Note that the supersyllabogram, the single syllabogram ZO, is the first syllable of the Linear B word zone, which is equivalent to its ancient Greek counterpart as illustrated on the tablet and on the fresco. This is the one and only tablet in the entire Linear B repertoire on which this SSYL appears, but I am quite convinced that it means what I take it to mean, i.e. a belt.
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Yes I do know that. I was just careless in my writing. Will watch out next time. O.K. Thanks.
This is one of my favourite fresco’s Richard.
Mine too! Exquisite! Watch out for your plurals. Remember not to confuse them with the possessive. “fresco’s” means OF a fresco. The plural is “frescoes”. You simply have to get past this.
🙂 🙂 Richard
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