The lovely Minoan Camp Stool or Footstool Fresco fragment KN 1521 X m 50:
This is a particularly fascinating fragment. First of all, I never imagined I would ever be able to find a picture, and better than that, an actual fresco of a Minoan camp stool or footstool. Mais une fois l’affaire cherchée, les voilà trouvés, deux tabourets exquis ! Once searched, once found, two exquisite stools! Just my luck. Secondly, have a look at the scribe’s hand. Beautiful!... especially the way he stylizes NU. Three florid variations on just one syllabogram. For that matter, the same phenomenon recurs with RA. He must have been in love and wanted to give a least one of the footstools to his darling. Just kidding! Quite impressive and quite an impressive fragment, unique, one of a kind.
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Love it !!
ME too! and his hand is quite lovely too!
I agree Richard, the scribes writing is quite neat and tidy. Not like some of them, sloppy. !
I shall have to start practicing my Linear B handwriting again. I seem to remember it better when I have to write it myself. However, I agree that the Linear B font typed looks nicer.
Beautiful. Amazing archaeology you are doing and in epigraphology as well. On Jun 20, 2016 12:12 PM, “Linear B, Knossos & Mycenae” wrote:
> vallance22 posted: “The lovely Minoan Camp Stool or Footstool Fresco > fragment KN 1521 X m 50: This is a particularly fascinating fragment. First > of all, I never imagined I would ever be able to find a picture, and better > than that, an actual fresco of a Minoan camp stool” >
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