when she wished to give Odysseus a sure sign whereby he would recognize his homeland, she said:
The famous gold jewel with the bees. Consists of two bees holding a piece of honeycomb between their legs, a filigree “cage” containing a gold bead balanced on their heads and little disks hanging down from their wings and sting. An exquisite example of Minoan goldwork, it combines hammering, filigree and granulation. From necropolis of Malia (1800-1700 BC).— στην τοποθεσία Heraklion Archaeological Museum.
Archaeological Museum of Heraklion. Width: 0,046 m
(Collection of Fotis Kremmydas).
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