The Prince of the Lilies or the Lily prince, is a celebrated ancient Minoan fresco on the Greek island of Crete dated to circa 1550 BC (the new palace period between 1700 and 1450 BC). A genuine replica of the painting is placed at the Procession Fresco a long passageway known as the Corridor of the Procession at the Knossos Palace, while the original is on display at the Heraklion Archaeological Museum. It shows a young man strolling in a garden. He wears a necklace of lilies, a crown of lilies and peacock feathers. He is thought to represent the Priest King of Knossos. Possibly he has a griffin or a sphinx on a leash held in his left hand. His skin is painted white which was normally reserved for depicting women.
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