Figurine of a worshipper
This male figurine of a worshipper is an exquisite example of Neopalatial metalwork, when the craft was at its peak. It is cast and entirely preserved. The tall young man stands straight, wearing the characteristic Minoan kilt, a simple necklace around the neck and bracelets on his legs. He raises his right arm to touch his forehead in a gesture of awe and salute, typical of worshippers, while his left arm hangs close to his body. The cross-shaped movements, the sharp rendering of the muscles, the arched body and straight legs, which convey an inner strength, the detailed rendering of the hairdo and the opulent jewelry are all characteristic of this figure. Similar figurines have been found at other Cretan sites.