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The permanent exhibition of the Heraklion Archaeological Museum

Faience-plaque with wild goat his young
Plaque with representation of a wild goat

This fa?ence plaque from the Temple Repositories of the Knossos palace, depicts a suckling wild goat. It was restored from many fragments. The goat and kid are rendered in low relief and in a lively, naturalistic manner, with soft outlines and volumes. The treatment of the horns and muscles shows remarkable finesse, while the calm attitude of the mother contrasts with that of her infant whose contorted body eagerly searches for food. This exquisite work, which surpasses mere naturalistic representation, belongs together with another plaque showing a cow suckling her calf. Both plaques were probably inlaid onto an object of wood or other material.

Exhibit Features
Date: Late Bronze Age, about 1600 BC
Place of discovery: Knosos, Palace, sacred treasury-rooms
Dimensions: length: 0,19 m
Material: Majolica
Inventory number: ΑΕ 69
Exhibition hole: Hall IV
Copyright: Hellenic Ministry of Culture
  Suggestive Bibliography
Ελληνική Τέχνη, Η αυγή της ελληνικής τέχνης, Αθήνα, 1994, αρ. 57, 186, 322
Σακελλαράκης Ι.Α., Μουσείο Ηρακλείου, Αθήνα, 2003, 40
  See also
Palace of Knossos