Phaistos Disc Placemat

Aluminum Place Mat

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Phaistos disc placemat. The Disk of Phaistos, one of the most famous mysteries of antiquity, dates back to the 17th century BC. It is one of the largest archaeological finds from Phaistos in Crete. We created with our sculptors, this copy of exceptional aesthetics to be used as a placemat. A unique handmade copy depicting the one side of the disk, in recycled aluminum. A piece of art that carries all the ancient art and heritage of Greece.

Dimensions: 18cm x 18 cm x 3 mm

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The Phaistos Disc is a disk of fired clay from the Minoan palace of Phaistos on eastern Crete, possibly dating to the 17th century B.C. Italian archaeologist Luigi Pernier recovered this remarkably intact "dish", on 3 July 1908 during his excavation of the first Minoan palace. The disk is made of clay, and it measures about 16 cm in diameter and uniformly slightly more than two centimetre in thickness.On its two sides, there are 45 unique signs, that depict human forms, fish, birds and plants.

It is covered on both sides with a spiral of stamped symbols and features 241 tokens, 122 symbols on the front side and 119 on the other side, which were apparently made by pressing hieroglyphic "seals" into a disc of soft clay, in a clockwise sequence spiraling toward the disc's center. The Phaistos Disc is generally accepted as authentic by archaeologists. Many attempts have been made to decipher the code behind the disc's signs. While it is not clear that it is a script, most attempted decipherments assume that it is most additionally assume a syllabary, others an alphabet or logography.

The Phaistos Disc is on display at the archaeological museum of Heraklion, in Crete.

17th century B.C.
Dimensions (WxHxD):
18 cm x 18 cm x 3 mm
Gross Weight:
860 gr
Gift packaging - Description Greek & English
Recycled Aluminum
Relief representation
360 gr

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