The Blue Monkey Frescoes

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blue monkeys from Knossos
blue monkey fresco from the House of the Frescoes, northwest of the palace of Knossos.

Blue Monkeys Fresco Blue Monkeys

These blue moneys appear on a wall in Akrotiri, a Minoan city on the island of Santorini. The monkey was indigienous to Egypt and may have been brought to the island as gifts and pets. The artist creates a highly naturalistic portrait of the animal - blue with a white belly and groin - very different from the highly stylized Egyptian art of the period.

Blue Monkeys detail Detail from the Blue Monkeys Fresco from Akrotiri

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