Kamares wares are a distinctive type of ceramic produced in Crete during the Minoan period, dating to MM IA (ca. 2100 BCE). By the LM IA period (ca. 1450), or the end of the First Palace Period, these wares decline in distribution and vitality. They have traditionally been interpreted as a prestige
The designs of kamares ware are typically executed in white-, red- and -blue on a black field; typical designs include abstract floral motifs.