Superior suite PRINCE
The prince with the lilies or the “prince- priest” is a fresco in relief from the palace of Knossos. The decoration of the western room adjacent to the end of the palace corridor of the palace, and dates back to the new palatial Minoan period, according to Evans about 1600 BC. This fresco represents a Minoan man, perhaps a teenager, because the color of his body looks pink.
The Prince may have been a member of the priesthood and seems to be drawing a bull to sacrifice. He is wearing the characteristic Minoan “perizoman”, and bears a necklace made up of golden lilies, (depicted in red) and silver beads (depicted in blue). On the head is a cover (hat), composed of lilies and top peacock feathers. So we can say, there were peacocks living in the Minoan Cretan countryside.