The art history of art is more confusing for us with an incredible discovery of two archaeologists.
They found a work of art done with a technique that would only have existed a thousand years later, according to the Gonzoo website.
Is everything valid that we have learned in this world? It seems that the answer is affirmative for both art and science. I explain.
Archaeologists at the University of Cincinnati (USA) discovered the tomb of ‘Griffin Warrior’. This happened in 2016, at Nestor’s palace in Pylos, Greece.
This discovery is extremely important because the palace is of the Bronze. It is the best preserved of the Greek mainland.
Work of art portraying the Griffin Warrior
Now, almost two years later, new research by archaeologists Jack Davis and Shari Stocker revealed a work of art portraying the ‘Griffin Warrior’.
Perhaps this discovery changes the foundations of ancient art as we know it until now.
It is a carved stone with details that do not exceed half a millimeter, so it can only be seen with micrograph tools. “The fascinating thing is that the representation of the human body was made with a technique that does not reappear in Greek art until 1,000 years later,” explains Davis.
This means that the Minoans probably used resources that we did not know they were capable of producing.
Moreover, his interest in faithfully representing the human body requires an in-depth knowledge of the anatomy. So, this indicates an unexpected level of the ancient world, both in art and in other ancient sciences.