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A Minoan bathtub decorated on the inside with a fish, and a wavy line (water?) running toward the drain, which would have been plugged while in use.


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Render this exquisitely carved side table in polished oak or mahogany, and it would fit right into a Victorian drawing room.

It is a plaster cast of a Minoan table that once stood in a house in Akrotiri some 3,600 years ago.  The late Spyridon Marinatos and his team of excavators pumped plaster of Paris into a void of hardened ash; once it set, the ghost of an elaborate table emerged from the ash.  Rattan beds, chairs, and wooden beams have also been cast.


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