The Lily Prince

The Lily Prince

The most famous of the Minoan frescoes, the Prince of the Lilies; one hand stretched behind him, perhaps he is leading a steer, perhaps the bull whose horned head forms the adjacent fresco, with body painted in, imagined. In this pose, the bull's head is turned around; as if he is refusing to go in the direction he is being led. But that is pure speculation. If the Prince of the Lilies is leading a bull, he faces forward, there is nothing to suggest a stubborn or recalcitrant steer behind him, he faces forward, full of confidence and vigour.

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