In 1900, renowned archaeologist Sir Arthur Evans (1851–1941) began excavations at Knossos, on the island of Crete. He uncovered a vast complex belonging to an ancient civilization he dubbed “Minoan.” Evans hired a Swiss artist, Emile Gilliéron (Swiss, 1850–1924) and later his son, Emile (Swiss, 1885–1939), as chief fresco restorers at Knossos. Among their most famous restorations is Ladies in Blue
, a fragmentary painting that the elder Gilliéron restored based on other Knossos frescoes. A copy painted in 1927 by Gilliéron fils, now in the Museum’s collection, is the source for our stylish top.
Available in small, medium, large, and x-large. Polyester blend. Slim fit. Short sleeves. Made in the USA. Machine washable.
X- Large (16)
- Available in small, medium, large, and x-large
- Slim Fit
- Short sleeves
- Made in the USA
- Machine washable
- Polyester blend
Art HistorySir Arthur Evans (British, 1851–1941), the famed archaeologist, labeled the Bronze Age culture of Crete as Minoan, after the fabled King Minos. From the material he excavated at Knossos, Evans composed a chronological scheme containing nine periods of Minoan civilization on Crete. His Early, Middle, and Late Minoan periods, each with three subdivisions, approximately followed the tripartite division of Egyptian history in the Old, Middle, and New Kingdoms.