• Beak spouted jug decorated with flowering crocus. Early Cycladic I (1650-1550 BC) , Phylakopi, Melos. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat No 5769. Black background.<br />
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During this Cycladic period the pottery designs were heavily influenced by Cretean minoan with pottery like this using floral patterns.
  • Cycladic terracotta 'frying pan' with incied star decoration from Chalandriani, Syros. Early Cycladic period II 2800-2300 BC), National Archaeological Museum Athens, Cat No 5153.  White background.<br />
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These so called 'frying pans' wre created by the Keros-Syros culture and are their useage is uncertain. The compex geometric patterns on their bases suggest that they may have had some symbolic meaning and were used in religious of magical rituals. They could also have served practical purposes being used as dishes, mirror mounts, astrolabes or metris measured for salt traders.
  • Cycladic terracotta 'frying pan' with incied spiral decoration from Chalandriani, Syros. Early Cycladic period II 2800-2300 BC), National Archaeological Museum Athens,  White background.<br />
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These so called 'frying pans' wre created by the Keros-Syros culture and are their useage is uncertain. The compex geometric patterns on their bases suggest that they may have had some symbolic meaning and were used in religious of magical rituals. They could also have served practical purposes being used as dishes, mirror mounts, astrolabes or metris measured for salt traders.
  • Cycladic terracotta 'frying pan' with incied boat and spiral decoration from Chalandriani, Syros. Early Cycladic period II 2800-2300 BC), National Archaeological Museum Athens, Cat No 4974.   Grey background.<br />
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Yje incised decorations depict a boat amongst spiral formed waves. The boats is of a Ctcladic design  found throughout the Aegean.<br />
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These so called 'frying pans' wre created by the Keros-Syros culture and are their useage is uncertain. The compex geometric patterns on their bases suggest that they may have had some symbolic meaning and were used in religious of magical rituals. They could also have served practical purposes being used as dishes, mirror mounts, astrolabes or metris measured for salt traders.
  • Cycladic violin shaped figurine. Early Cycladic Period I (Grotta-Pelos Phase 3200-2800 BC). National Archaeological Museum, Athens.   White background.
  • Mycenaean pottery funiture decorations from Grave IV, Circle Grave A, Mycenae, 16th cent BC. National Archaeological Museum Athens.  Grey art Background
  • Mycenaean gold death mask, Grave Cicle A, Mycenae, Greece. National Archaeological Museum of Athens.   Grey Art Background<br />
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 This death mask is typical of the other Mycenaean gold death masks fround in Grave V except in this mask the eyes are open. made from a sigle sheet of gold the shape of the face would have been hammered ot against wood. two holes either side of the gold mask allowed it to be held over the dead mans face. As weapons were found in the graves of Grave Circle A at Mycenae, those buried here wer warriors and maybe kings as the grave goods buried with them were of great value. 16th century BC
  • Cycladic terracotta 'frying pan' with incied decoration from  Syros. Early found  at Phylakopi, Melos. Cycladic period III 2300-2000 BC), National Archaeological Museum Athens, Cat No 6172.<br />
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These so called 'frying pans' wre created by the Keros-Syros culture and are their useage is uncertain. The compex geometric patterns on their bases suggest that they may have had some symbolic meaning and were used in religious of magical rituals. They could also have served practical purposes being used as dishes, mirror mounts, astrolabes or metris measured for salt traders.
  • Cycladic terracotta 'frying pan' with incied star decoration from Chalandriani, Syros. Early Cycladic period II 2800-2300 BC), National Archaeological Museum Athens, Cat No 5164.  Grey background.<br />
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In the middle of the decoration is a disc surrounded by a triangle motif. Above the handle is incised a pubic triangle.<br />
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These so called 'frying pans' wre created by the Keros-Syros culture and are their useage is uncertain. The compex geometric patterns on their bases suggest that they may have had some symbolic meaning and were used in religious of magical rituals. They could also have served practical purposes being used as dishes, mirror mounts, astrolabes or metris measured for salt traders.
  • Cycladic terracotta 'frying pan' with incied linear decoration from Chalandriani, Syros. Early Cycladic period II 2800-2300 BC), National Archaeological Museum Athens, Cat No 5012.  Grey background.<br />
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These so called 'frying pans' wre created by the Keros-Syros culture and are their useage is uncertain. The compex geometric patterns on their bases suggest that they may have had some symbolic meaning and were used in religious of magical rituals. They could also have served practical purposes being used as dishes, mirror mounts, astrolabes or metris measured for salt traders.
  • Cycladic terracotta 'frying pan' with incied linear decoration from Chalandriani, Syros. Early Cycladic period II 2800-2300 BC), National Archaeological Museum Athens, Cat No 5012.  Gray background.<br />
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These so called 'frying pans' wre created by the Keros-Syros culture and are their useage is uncertain. The compex geometric patterns on their bases suggest that they may have had some symbolic meaning and were used in religious of magical rituals. They could also have served practical purposes being used as dishes, mirror mounts, astrolabes or metris measured for salt traders.
  • Cycladic terracotta 'frying pan' with incied spiral decoration from Chalandriani, Syros. Early Cycladic period II 2800-2300 BC), National Archaeological Museum Athens, Cat No 5058.  Grey background.<br />
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These so called 'frying pans' wre created by the Keros-Syros culture and are their useage is uncertain. The compex geometric patterns on their bases suggest that they may have had some symbolic meaning and were used in religious of magical rituals. They could also have served practical purposes being used as dishes, mirror mounts, astrolabes or metris measured for salt traders.
  • Cycladic terracotta 'frying pan' with incied spiral decoration from Chalandriani, Syros. Early Cycladic period II 2800-2300 BC), National Archaeological Museum Athens, Cat No 5058.  White background.<br />
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These so called 'frying pans' wre created by the Keros-Syros culture and are their useage is uncertain. The compex geometric patterns on their bases suggest that they may have had some symbolic meaning and were used in religious of magical rituals. They could also have served practical purposes being used as dishes, mirror mounts, astrolabes or metris measured for salt traders.
  • Cycladic terracotta 'frying pan' with incied spiral decoration from Chalandriani, Syros. Early Cycladic period II 2800-2300 BC), National Archaeological Museum Athens, Cat No 5058.  Gray background.<br />
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These so called 'frying pans' wre created by the Keros-Syros culture and are their useage is uncertain. The compex geometric patterns on their bases suggest that they may have had some symbolic meaning and were used in religious of magical rituals. They could also have served practical purposes being used as dishes, mirror mounts, astrolabes or metris measured for salt traders.
  • Cycladic terracotta 'frying pan' with incied spiral decoration from Chalandriani, Syros. Early Cycladic period II 2800-2300 BC), National Archaeological Museum Athens, Black background.<br />
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These so called 'frying pans' wre created by the Keros-Syros culture and are their useage is uncertain. The compex geometric patterns on their bases suggest that they may have had some symbolic meaning and were used in religious of magical rituals. They could also have served practical purposes being used as dishes, mirror mounts, astrolabes or metris measured for salt traders.
  • Cycladic terracotta 'frying pan' with incied spiral decoration from Chalandriani, Syros. Early Cycladic period II 2800-2300 BC), National Archaeological Museum Athens,  Grey background.<br />
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These so called 'frying pans' wre created by the Keros-Syros culture and are their useage is uncertain. The compex geometric patterns on their bases suggest that they may have had some symbolic meaning and were used in religious of magical rituals. They could also have served practical purposes being used as dishes, mirror mounts, astrolabes or metris measured for salt traders.
  • Cycladic terracotta 'frying pan' with incied boat and spiral decoration from Chalandriani, Syros. Early Cycladic period II 2800-2300 BC), National Archaeological Museum Athens, Cat No 5053.  White background.<br />
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The incisions depict a boat below spiral patternes. <br />
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These so called 'frying pans' wre created by the Keros-Syros culture and are their useage is uncertain. The compex geometric patterns on their bases suggest that they may have had some symbolic meaning and were used in religious of magical rituals. They could also have served practical purposes being used as dishes, mirror mounts, astrolabes or metris measured for salt traders.
  • Cycladic terracotta 'frying pan' with incied spiral decoration from Chalandriani, Syros. Early Cycladic period II 2800-2300 BC), National Archaeological Museum Athens, Cat No 6177.  Grey background.<br />
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These so called 'frying pans' wre created by the Keros-Syros culture and are their useage is uncertain. The compex geometric patterns on their bases suggest that they may have had some symbolic meaning and were used in religious of magical rituals. They could also have served practical purposes being used as dishes, mirror mounts, astrolabes or metris measured for salt traders.
  • Marble female Cycladic statue figurine with folded arms of the Spedos type. Early Cycladic Period II (2800-2300 BC) from Stavros cemetery, Amorgos, grave 5, Cat No 4719. National Archaeological Museum, Athens. <br />
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This Cycladic statue figurine is of the Spedos type standing on tip tie with bended knees and arms folded under the breasts with head raiised.
  • Marble female Cycladic statue figurine with folded arms. Early Cycladic Period II (2800-2300 BC) from Chalandriani, Syros. National Archaeological Museum, Athens.   Grey background.
  • Marble female Cycladic statue figurine with folded arms. Early Cycladic Period II (2800-2300 BC) from Chalandriani, Syros. National Archaeological Museum, Athens.   Gray background.
  • Marble female Cycladic statue figurine with folded arms of the Spedos type. Early Cycladic Period II (2800-2300 BC) from Naxos, Cat No 6195. National Archaeological Museum, Athens.   White background.<br />
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This Cycladic statue figurine is of the Spedos type standing on tip tie with bended knees and arms folded under the breasts with head raiised.
  • Marble female Cycladic statue figurine with folded arms of the Spedos type. Early Cycladic Period II (2800-2300 BC) from Naxos, Cat No 6195. National Archaeological Museum, Athens. Black background.<br />
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This Cycladic statue figurine is of the Spedos type standing on tip tie with bended knees and arms folded under the breasts with head raiised.
  • Marble female Cycladic statue figurine with folded arms of the Spedos type. Early Cycladic Period II (2800-2300 BC) from Naxos, Cat No 6195. National Archaeological Museum, Athens. <br />
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This Cycladic statue figurine is of the Spedos type standing on tip tie with bended knees and arms folded under the breasts with head raiised.
  • Marble female Cycladic statue figurine with folded arms of the Spedos type. Early Cycladic Period II (2800-2300 BC) from Naxos, Cat No 6195. National Archaeological Museum, Athens.   Gray background.<br />
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This Cycladic statue figurine is of the Spedos type standing on tip tie with bended knees and arms folded under the breasts with head raiised.
  • Marble female Cycladic statue figurine with folded arms of the Spedos type. Early Cycladic Period II (2800-2300 BC) from Naxos, Cat No 6195. National Archaeological Museum, Athens.   White background.<br />
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This Cycladic statue figurine is of the Spedos type standing on tip tie with bended knees and arms folded under the breasts with head raiised.
  • Marble female Cycladic statue figurine with folded arms of the Spedos type. Early Cycladic Period II (2800-2300 BC) from Naxos, Cat No 6195. National Archaeological Museum, Athens.   Gray background.<br />
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This Cycladic statue figurine is of the Spedos type standing on tip tie with bended knees and arms folded under the breasts with head raiised.
  • Cycladic statue figurine of the naturalistic 'Plastira' type of Paros from Glypha cemetery, grave 23, Cat no 4762. Early Cycladic Period I (Grotta-Pelos Phase 3200-2800 BC). National Archaeological Museum, Athens. <br />
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This type of Cycladic figurine stand with feet lat to the ground with detailed facial features and ears to make a more realistic statue.
  • Cycladic statue figurine of the naturalistic 'Plastira' type of Paros. Early Cycladic Period I (Grotta-Pelos Phase 3200-2800 BC). National Archaeological Museum, Athens.   White background.<br />
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This type of Cycladic figurine stand with feet lat to the ground with detailed facial features and ears to make a more realistic statue. This statue is of a hunter or warrior as it bears an incised weapon strap across its chest and holds a knife.
  • Cycladic violin shaped figurine. Early Cycladic Period I (Grotta-Pelos Phase 3200-2800 BC). National Archaeological Museum, Athens.   Grey background.
  • Cycladic violin shaped figurine. Early Cycladic Period I (Grotta-Pelos Phase 3200-2800). National Archaeological Museum, Athens.   Grey background.<br />
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This Cycladic violin shaped figurine has two holes in its neck which were provavly used to hold its broken neck together with wire or cord.
  • Female Cycladic statue figurine with folded arms of the Spedos and Dokathismata type. Early Cycladic Period II (2800-3200) from Naxos. National Archaeological Museum, Athens. <br />
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This Cycladic statue figurine is of the Spedos type standing on tip tie with bended knees and arms folded under the breasts with head raiised.
  • Female Cycladic statue figurine with folded arms of the Spedos and Dokathismata type. Early Cycladic Period II (2800-3200) from Amorgos. National Archaeological Museum, Athens.   Gray background.<br />
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This Cycladic statue figurine is of the Spedos type standing on tip tie with bended knees and arms folded under the breasts with head raiised. This staue belongs to the Dokathismata type of Amorgos with an angular face, wide chest and slender outline.
  • Marble female Cycladic statue figurine with folded arms of the Spedos type. Early Cycladic Period II (2800-3200) from Naxos, Cat No 20934. National Archaeological Museum, Athens. Black background.<br />
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One of the largest known Cycladic statues at 89CM tall this figurine still has traces of a colour on the hair and eyes.
  • Head of a Cycladic statue with remnants of painted eyes and right cheek, Parian Marble, Amorgos, Early Cycladic II period (2800-3200BC). National Archaeological Museum, Athens.   Gray background.
  • Mycenaean pottery funiture decorations from Grave IV, Circle Grave A, Mycenae, 16th cent BC. National Archaeological Museum Athens.
  • Beak spouted jug decorated with flowering crocus. Early Cycladic I (1650-1550 BC) , Phylakopi, Melos. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat No 5769.  White background.<br />
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During this Cycladic period the pottery designs were heavily influenced by Cretean minoan with pottery like this using floral patterns.
  • Beak spouted jug decorated with flowering crocus. Early Cycladic I (1650-1550 BC) , Phylakopi, Melos. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat No 5769.  Grey background.<br />
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During this Cycladic period the pottery designs were heavily influenced by Cretean minoan with pottery like this using floral patterns.
  • Beak spouted jug decorated with flowering crocus. Early Cycladic I (1650-1550 BC) , Phylakopi, Melos. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat No 5769.<br />
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During this Cycladic period the pottery designs were heavily influenced by Cretean minoan with pottery like this using floral patterns.
  • Beak spouted jug decorated with flowering crocus. Early Cycladic I (1650-1550 BC) , Phylakopi, Melos. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat No 5769.  Gray background.<br />
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During this Cycladic period the pottery designs were heavily influenced by Cretean minoan with pottery like this using floral patterns.
  • Cycladic terracotta 'frying pan' with incied decoration from  Syros. Early found  at Phylakopi, Melos. Cycladic period III 2300-2000 BC), National Archaeological Museum Athens, Cat No 6172.  White background.<br />
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These so called 'frying pans' wre created by the Keros-Syros culture and are their useage is uncertain. The compex geometric patterns on their bases suggest that they may have had some symbolic meaning and were used in religious of magical rituals. They could also have served practical purposes being used as dishes, mirror mounts, astrolabes or metris measured for salt traders.
  • Cycladic terracotta 'frying pan' with incied decoration from  Syros. Early found  at Phylakopi, Melos. Cycladic period III 2300-2000 BC), National Archaeological Museum Athens, Cat No 6172. Black background.<br />
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These so called 'frying pans' wre created by the Keros-Syros culture and are their useage is uncertain. The compex geometric patterns on their bases suggest that they may have had some symbolic meaning and were used in religious of magical rituals. They could also have served practical purposes being used as dishes, mirror mounts, astrolabes or metris measured for salt traders.
  • Cycladic terracotta 'frying pan' with incied decoration from  Syros. Early found  at Phylakopi, Melos. Cycladic period III 2300-2000 BC), National Archaeological Museum Athens, Cat No 6172.  Grey background.<br />
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These so called 'frying pans' wre created by the Keros-Syros culture and are their useage is uncertain. The compex geometric patterns on their bases suggest that they may have had some symbolic meaning and were used in religious of magical rituals. They could also have served practical purposes being used as dishes, mirror mounts, astrolabes or metris measured for salt traders.
  • Cycladic terracotta 'frying pan' with incied decoration from  Syros. Early found  at Phylakopi, Melos. Cycladic period III 2300-2000 BC), National Archaeological Museum Athens, Cat No 6172.  Gray background.<br />
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These so called 'frying pans' wre created by the Keros-Syros culture and are their useage is uncertain. The compex geometric patterns on their bases suggest that they may have had some symbolic meaning and were used in religious of magical rituals. They could also have served practical purposes being used as dishes, mirror mounts, astrolabes or metris measured for salt traders.
  • Cycladic terracotta 'frying pan' with incied star decoration from Chalandriani, Syros. Early Cycladic period II 2800-2300 BC), National Archaeological Museum Athens, Cat No 5153.  Grey background.<br />
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These so called 'frying pans' wre created by the Keros-Syros culture and are their useage is uncertain. The compex geometric patterns on their bases suggest that they may have had some symbolic meaning and were used in religious of magical rituals. They could also have served practical purposes being used as dishes, mirror mounts, astrolabes or metris measured for salt traders.
  • Cycladic terracotta 'frying pan' with incied star decoration from Chalandriani, Syros. Early Cycladic period II 2800-2300 BC), National Archaeological Museum Athens, Cat No 5153. Black background.<br />
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These so called 'frying pans' wre created by the Keros-Syros culture and are their useage is uncertain. The compex geometric patterns on their bases suggest that they may have had some symbolic meaning and were used in religious of magical rituals. They could also have served practical purposes being used as dishes, mirror mounts, astrolabes or metris measured for salt traders.
  • Cycladic terracotta 'frying pan' with incied star decoration from Chalandriani, Syros. Early Cycladic period II 2800-2300 BC), National Archaeological Museum Athens, Cat No 5164.  White background.<br />
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In the middle of the decoration is a disc surrounded by a triangle motif. Above the handle is incised a pubic triangle.<br />
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These so called 'frying pans' wre created by the Keros-Syros culture and are their useage is uncertain. The compex geometric patterns on their bases suggest that they may have had some symbolic meaning and were used in religious of magical rituals. They could also have served practical purposes being used as dishes, mirror mounts, astrolabes or metris measured for salt traders.
  • Cycladic terracotta 'frying pan' with incied star decoration from Chalandriani, Syros. Early Cycladic period II 2800-2300 BC), National Archaeological Museum Athens, Cat No 5164. Black background.<br />
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In the middle of the decoration is a disc surrounded by a triangle motif. Above the handle is incised a pubic triangle.<br />
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These so called 'frying pans' wre created by the Keros-Syros culture and are their useage is uncertain. The compex geometric patterns on their bases suggest that they may have had some symbolic meaning and were used in religious of magical rituals. They could also have served practical purposes being used as dishes, mirror mounts, astrolabes or metris measured for salt traders.
  • Cycladic terracotta 'frying pan' with incied linear decoration from Chalandriani, Syros. Early Cycladic period II 2800-2300 BC), National Archaeological Museum Athens, Cat No 5012.  White background.<br />
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These so called 'frying pans' wre created by the Keros-Syros culture and are their useage is uncertain. The compex geometric patterns on their bases suggest that they may have had some symbolic meaning and were used in religious of magical rituals. They could also have served practical purposes being used as dishes, mirror mounts, astrolabes or metris measured for salt traders.
  • Cycladic terracotta 'frying pan' with incied linear decoration from Chalandriani, Syros. Early Cycladic period II 2800-2300 BC), National Archaeological Museum Athens, Cat No 5012. Black background.<br />
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These so called 'frying pans' wre created by the Keros-Syros culture and are their useage is uncertain. The compex geometric patterns on their bases suggest that they may have had some symbolic meaning and were used in religious of magical rituals. They could also have served practical purposes being used as dishes, mirror mounts, astrolabes or metris measured for salt traders.
  • Cycladic terracotta 'frying pan' with incied spiral decoration from Chalandriani, Syros. Early Cycladic period II 2800-2300 BC), National Archaeological Museum Athens, Cat No 5058. Black background.<br />
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These so called 'frying pans' wre created by the Keros-Syros culture and are their useage is uncertain. The compex geometric patterns on their bases suggest that they may have had some symbolic meaning and were used in religious of magical rituals. They could also have served practical purposes being used as dishes, mirror mounts, astrolabes or metris measured for salt traders.
  • Cycladic terracotta 'frying pan' with incied spiral decoration from Chalandriani, Syros. Early Cycladic period II 2800-2300 BC), National Archaeological Museum Athens, Cat No 5058.<br />
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These so called 'frying pans' wre created by the Keros-Syros culture and are their useage is uncertain. The compex geometric patterns on their bases suggest that they may have had some symbolic meaning and were used in religious of magical rituals. They could also have served practical purposes being used as dishes, mirror mounts, astrolabes or metris measured for salt traders.
  • Cycladic terracotta 'frying pan' with incied spiral decoration from Chalandriani, Syros. Early Cycladic period II 2800-2300 BC), National Archaeological Museum Athens,<br />
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These so called 'frying pans' wre created by the Keros-Syros culture and are their useage is uncertain. The compex geometric patterns on their bases suggest that they may have had some symbolic meaning and were used in religious of magical rituals. They could also have served practical purposes being used as dishes, mirror mounts, astrolabes or metris measured for salt traders.
  • Cycladic terracotta 'frying pan' with incied spiral decoration from Chalandriani, Syros. Early Cycladic period II 2800-2300 BC), National Archaeological Museum Athens,  Gray background.<br />
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These so called 'frying pans' wre created by the Keros-Syros culture and are their useage is uncertain. The compex geometric patterns on their bases suggest that they may have had some symbolic meaning and were used in religious of magical rituals. They could also have served practical purposes being used as dishes, mirror mounts, astrolabes or metris measured for salt traders.
  • Cycladic terracotta 'frying pan' with incied boat and spiral decoration from Chalandriani, Syros. Early Cycladic period II 2800-2300 BC), National Archaeological Museum Athens, Cat No 5053. Black background.<br />
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The incisions depict a boat below spiral patternes. <br />
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These so called 'frying pans' wre created by the Keros-Syros culture and are their useage is uncertain. The compex geometric patterns on their bases suggest that they may have had some symbolic meaning and were used in religious of magical rituals. They could also have served practical purposes being used as dishes, mirror mounts, astrolabes or metris measured for salt traders.
  • Cycladic terracotta 'frying pan' with incied boat and spiral decoration from Chalandriani, Syros. Early Cycladic period II 2800-2300 BC), National Archaeological Museum Athens, Cat No 5053.  Grey background.<br />
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The incisions depict a boat below spiral patternes. <br />
<br />
These so called 'frying pans' wre created by the Keros-Syros culture and are their useage is uncertain. The compex geometric patterns on their bases suggest that they may have had some symbolic meaning and were used in religious of magical rituals. They could also have served practical purposes being used as dishes, mirror mounts, astrolabes or metris measured for salt traders.
  • Cycladic terracotta 'frying pan' with incied boat and spiral decoration from Chalandriani, Syros. Early Cycladic period II 2800-2300 BC), National Archaeological Museum Athens, Cat No 5053.  Gray background.<br />
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The incisions depict a boat below spiral patternes. <br />
<br />
These so called 'frying pans' wre created by the Keros-Syros culture and are their useage is uncertain. The compex geometric patterns on their bases suggest that they may have had some symbolic meaning and were used in religious of magical rituals. They could also have served practical purposes being used as dishes, mirror mounts, astrolabes or metris measured for salt traders.
  • Cycladic terracotta 'frying pan' with incied boat and spiral decoration from Chalandriani, Syros. Early Cycladic period II 2800-2300 BC), National Archaeological Museum Athens, Cat No 5053.<br />
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The incisions depict a boat below spiral patternes. <br />
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These so called 'frying pans' wre created by the Keros-Syros culture and are their useage is uncertain. The compex geometric patterns on their bases suggest that they may have had some symbolic meaning and were used in religious of magical rituals. They could also have served practical purposes being used as dishes, mirror mounts, astrolabes or metris measured for salt traders.
  • Cycladic terracotta 'frying pan' with incied spiral decoration from Chalandriani, Syros. Early Cycladic period II 2800-2300 BC), National Archaeological Museum Athens, Cat No 6177.  White background.<br />
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These so called 'frying pans' wre created by the Keros-Syros culture and are their useage is uncertain. The compex geometric patterns on their bases suggest that they may have had some symbolic meaning and were used in religious of magical rituals. They could also have served practical purposes being used as dishes, mirror mounts, astrolabes or metris measured for salt traders.
  • Cycladic terracotta 'frying pan' with incied spiral decoration from Chalandriani, Syros. Early Cycladic period II 2800-2300 BC), National Archaeological Museum Athens, Cat No 6177. Black background.<br />
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These so called 'frying pans' wre created by the Keros-Syros culture and are their useage is uncertain. The compex geometric patterns on their bases suggest that they may have had some symbolic meaning and were used in religious of magical rituals. They could also have served practical purposes being used as dishes, mirror mounts, astrolabes or metris measured for salt traders.
  • Cycladic terracotta 'frying pan' with incied spiral decoration from Chalandriani, Syros. Early Cycladic period II 2800-2300 BC), National Archaeological Museum Athens, Cat No 6177.  Gray background.<br />
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These so called 'frying pans' wre created by the Keros-Syros culture and are their useage is uncertain. The compex geometric patterns on their bases suggest that they may have had some symbolic meaning and were used in religious of magical rituals. They could also have served practical purposes being used as dishes, mirror mounts, astrolabes or metris measured for salt traders.
  • Cycladic terracotta 'frying pan' with incied boat and spiral decoration from Chalandriani, Syros. Early Cycladic period II 2800-2300 BC), National Archaeological Museum Athens, Cat No 4974. Black background.<br />
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Yje incised decorations depict a boat amongst spiral formed waves. The boats is of a Ctcladic design  found throughout the Aegean.<br />
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These so called 'frying pans' wre created by the Keros-Syros culture and are their useage is uncertain. The compex geometric patterns on their bases suggest that they may have had some symbolic meaning and were used in religious of magical rituals. They could also have served practical purposes being used as dishes, mirror mounts, astrolabes or metris measured for salt traders.
  • Cycladic terracotta 'frying pan' with incied boat and spiral decoration from Chalandriani, Syros. Early Cycladic period II 2800-2300 BC), National Archaeological Museum Athens, Cat No 4974.   White background.<br />
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Yje incised decorations depict a boat amongst spiral formed waves. The boats is of a Ctcladic design  found throughout the Aegean.<br />
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These so called 'frying pans' wre created by the Keros-Syros culture and are their useage is uncertain. The compex geometric patterns on their bases suggest that they may have had some symbolic meaning and were used in religious of magical rituals. They could also have served practical purposes being used as dishes, mirror mounts, astrolabes or metris measured for salt traders.
  • Cycladic terracotta 'frying pan' with incied boat and spiral decoration from Chalandriani, Syros. Early Cycladic period II 2800-2300 BC), National Archaeological Museum Athens, Cat No 4974<br />
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Yje incised decorations depict a boat amongst spiral formed waves. The boats is of a Ctcladic design  found throughout the Aegean.<br />
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These so called 'frying pans' wre created by the Keros-Syros culture and are their useage is uncertain. The compex geometric patterns on their bases suggest that they may have had some symbolic meaning and were used in religious of magical rituals. They could also have served practical purposes being used as dishes, mirror mounts, astrolabes or metris measured for salt traders.
  • Cycladic terracotta 'frying pan' with incied boat and spiral decoration from Chalandriani, Syros. Early Cycladic period II 2800-2300 BC), National Archaeological Museum Athens, Cat No 4974.   Gray background.<br />
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Yje incised decorations depict a boat amongst spiral formed waves. The boats is of a Ctcladic design  found throughout the Aegean.<br />
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These so called 'frying pans' wre created by the Keros-Syros culture and are their useage is uncertain. The compex geometric patterns on their bases suggest that they may have had some symbolic meaning and were used in religious of magical rituals. They could also have served practical purposes being used as dishes, mirror mounts, astrolabes or metris measured for salt traders.
  • Marble female Cycladic statue figurine with folded arms of the Spedos type. Early Cycladic Period II (2800-2300 BC) from Stavros cemetery, Amorgos, grave 5, Cat No 4719. National Archaeological Museum, Athens.   White background.<br />
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This Cycladic statue figurine is of the Spedos type standing on tip tie with bended knees and arms folded under the breasts with head raiised.
  • Marble female Cycladic statue figurine with folded arms of the Spedos type. Early Cycladic Period II (2800-2300 BC) from Stavros cemetery, Amorgos, grave 5, Cat No 4719. National Archaeological Museum, Athens.   Grey background.<br />
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This Cycladic statue figurine is of the Spedos type standing on tip tie with bended knees and arms folded under the breasts with head raiised.
  • Marble female Cycladic statue figurine with folded arms of the Spedos type. Early Cycladic Period II (2800-2300 BC) from Stavros cemetery, Amorgos, grave 5, Cat No 4719. National Archaeological Museum, Athens. <br />
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This Cycladic statue figurine is of the Spedos type standing on tip tie with bended knees and arms folded under the breasts with head raiised.
  • Marble female Cycladic statue figurine with folded arms of the Spedos type. Early Cycladic Period II (2800-2300 BC) from Stavros cemetery, Amorgos, grave 5, Cat No 4719. National Archaeological Museum, Athens.   Gray background.<br />
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This Cycladic statue figurine is of the Spedos type standing on tip tie with bended knees and arms folded under the breasts with head raiised.
  • Marble female Cycladic statue figurine with folded arms. Early Cycladic Period II (2800-2300 BC) from Chalandriani, Syros. National Archaeological Museum, Athens. Black background.
  • Marble female Cycladic statue figurine with folded arms of the Spedos type. Early Cycladic Period II (2800-2300 BC) from Naxos, Cat No 6195. National Archaeological Museum, Athens.   Grey background.<br />
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This Cycladic statue figurine is of the Spedos type standing on tip tie with bended knees and arms folded under the breasts with head raiised.
  • Marble female Cycladic statue figurine with folded arms of the Spedos type. Early Cycladic Period II (2800-2300 BC) from Naxos, Cat No 6195. National Archaeological Museum, Athens. Black background.<br />
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This Cycladic statue figurine is of the Spedos type standing on tip tie with bended knees and arms folded under the breasts with head raiised.
  • Marble female Cycladic statue figurine with folded arms of the Spedos type. Early Cycladic Period II (2800-2300 BC) from Naxos, Cat No 6195. National Archaeological Museum, Athens. <br />
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This Cycladic statue figurine is of the Spedos type standing on tip tie with bended knees and arms folded under the breasts with head raiised.
  • Marble female Cycladic statue figurine with folded arms of the Spedos type. Early Cycladic Period II (2800-2300 BC) from Naxos, Cat No 6195. National Archaeological Museum, Athens.   Grey background.<br />
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This Cycladic statue figurine is of the Spedos type standing on tip tie with bended knees and arms folded under the breasts with head raiised.
  • Cycladic statue figurine of the naturalistic 'Plastira' type of Paros from Glypha cemetery, grave 23, Cat no 4762. Early Cycladic Period I (Grotta-Pelos Phase 3200-2800 BC). National Archaeological Museum, Athens. Black background.<br />
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This type of Cycladic figurine stand with feet lat to the ground with detailed facial features and ears to make a more realistic statue.
  • Cycladic statue figurine of the naturalistic 'Plastira' type of Paros. Early Cycladic Period I (Grotta-Pelos Phase 3200-2800 BC). National Archaeological Museum, Athens.   White background.<br />
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This type of Cycladic figurine stand with feet lat to the ground with detailed facial features and ears to make a more realistic statue.
  • Cycladic statue figurine of the naturalistic 'Plastira' type of Paros. Early Cycladic Period I (Grotta-Pelos Phase 3200-2800 BC). National Archaeological Museum, Athens. Black background.<br />
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This type of Cycladic figurine stand with feet lat to the ground with detailed facial features and ears to make a more realistic statue.
  • Cycladic statue figurine of the naturalistic 'Plastira' type of Paros. Early Cycladic Period I (Grotta-Pelos Phase 3200-2800 BC). National Archaeological Museum, Athens. <br />
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This type of Cycladic figurine stand with feet lat to the ground with detailed facial features and ears to make a more realistic statue.
  • Cycladic statue figurine of the naturalistic 'Plastira' type of Paros. Early Cycladic Period I (Grotta-Pelos Phase 3200-2800 BC). National Archaeological Museum, Athens. <br />
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This type of Cycladic figurine stand with feet lat to the ground with detailed facial features and ears to make a more realistic statue. This statue is of a hunter or warrior as it bears an incised weapon strap across its chest and holds a knife.
  • Cycladic statue figurine of the naturalistic 'Plastira' type of Paros. Early Cycladic Period I (Grotta-Pelos Phase 3200-2800 BC). National Archaeological Museum, Athens.   Gray background.<br />
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This type of Cycladic figurine stand with feet lat to the ground with detailed facial features and ears to make a more realistic statue. This statue is of a hunter or warrior as it bears an incised weapon strap across its chest and holds a knife.
  • Cycladic violin shaped figurine. Early Cycladic Period I (Grotta-Pelos Phase 3200-2800 BC). National Archaeological Museum, Athens.
  • Cycladic violin shaped figurine. Early Cycladic Period I (Grotta-Pelos Phase 3200-2800 BC). National Archaeological Museum, Athens. Black background.
  • Cycladic violin shaped figurine. Early Cycladic Period I (Grotta-Pelos Phase 3200-2800 BC). National Archaeological Museum, Athens.   White background.
  • Cycladic violin shaped figurine. Early Cycladic Period I (Grotta-Pelos Phase 3200-2800 BC). National Archaeological Museum, Athens.   Gray background.
  • Cycladic violin shaped figurine. Early Cycladic Period I (Grotta-Pelos Phase 3200-2800 BC). National Archaeological Museum, Athens. Black background.
  • Cycladic violin shaped figurine. Early Cycladic Period I (Grotta-Pelos Phase 3200-2800 BC). National Archaeological Museum, Athens.   Grey background.
  • Cycladic violin shaped figurine. Early Cycladic Period I (Grotta-Pelos Phase 3200-2800 BC). National Archaeological Museum, Athens.   Gray background.
  • Cycladic violin shaped figurine. Early Cycladic Period I (Grotta-Pelos Phase 3200-2800). National Archaeological Museum, Athens.   Gray background.<br />
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This Cycladic violin shaped figurine has two holes in its neck which were provavly used to hold its broken neck together with wire or cord.
  • Female Cycladic statue figurine with folded arms of the Spedos and Dokathismata type. Early Cycladic Period II (2800-3200) from Naxos. National Archaeological Museum, Athens.   White background.<br />
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This Cycladic statue figurine is of the Spedos type standing on tip tie with bended knees and arms folded under the breasts with head raiised.
  • Female Cycladic statue figurine with folded arms of the Spedos and Dokathismata type. Early Cycladic Period II (2800-3200) from Naxos. National Archaeological Museum, Athens. Black background.<br />
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This Cycladic statue figurine is of the Spedos type standing on tip tie with bended knees and arms folded under the breasts with head raiised.
  • Female Cycladic statue figurine with folded arms of the Spedos and Dokathismata type. Early Cycladic Period II (2800-3200) from Naxos. National Archaeological Museum, Athens.   Gray background.<br />
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This Cycladic statue figurine is of the Spedos type standing on tip tie with bended knees and arms folded under the breasts with head raiised.
  • Female Cycladic statue figurine with folded arms of the Spedos and Dokathismata type. Early Cycladic Period II (2800-3200) from Amorgos. National Archaeological Museum, Athens.   White background.<br />
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This Cycladic statue figurine is of the Spedos type standing on tip tie with bended knees and arms folded under the breasts with head raiised. This staue belongs to the Dokathismata type of Amorgos with an angular face, wide chest and slender outline.
  • Female Cycladic statue figurine with folded arms of the Spedos and Dokathismata type. Early Cycladic Period II (2800-3200) from Amorgos. National Archaeological Museum, Athens. Black background.<br />
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This Cycladic statue figurine is of the Spedos type standing on tip tie with bended knees and arms folded under the breasts with head raiised. This staue belongs to the Dokathismata type of Amorgos with an angular face, wide chest and slender outline.
  • Female Cycladic statue figurine with folded arms of the Spedos and Dokathismata type. Early Cycladic Period II (2800-3200) from Amorgos. National Archaeological Museum, Athens. <br />
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This Cycladic statue figurine is of the Spedos type standing on tip tie with bended knees and arms folded under the breasts with head raiised. This staue belongs to the Dokathismata type of Amorgos with an angular face, wide chest and slender outline.
  • Female Cycladic statue figurine with folded arms of the Spedos and Dokathismata type. Early Cycladic Period II (2800-3200) from Amorgos. National Archaeological Museum, Athens. <br />
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This Cycladic statue figurine is of the Spedos type standing on tip tie with bended knees and arms folded under the breasts with head raiised. This staue belongs to the Dokathismata type of Amorgos with an angular face, wide chest and slender outline.
  • Female Cycladic statue figurine with folded arms of the Spedos and Dokathismata type. Early Cycladic Period II (2800-3200) from Amorgos. National Archaeological Museum, Athens.   Grey background.<br />
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This Cycladic statue figurine is of the Spedos type standing on tip tie with bended knees and arms folded under the breasts with head raiised. This staue belongs to the Dokathismata type of Amorgos with an angular face, wide chest and slender outline.
  • Marble female Cycladic statue figurine with folded arms of the Spedos type. Early Cycladic Period II (2800-3200) from Naxos, Cat No 20934. National Archaeological Museum, Athens.   Grey background.<br />
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One of the largest known Cycladic statues at 89CM tall this figurine still has traces of a colour on the hair and eyes.
  • Marble female Cycladic statue figurine with folded arms of the Spedos type. Early Cycladic Period II (2800-3200) from Naxos, Cat No 20934. National Archaeological Museum, Athens. <br />
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One of the largest known Cycladic statues at 89CM tall this figurine still has traces of a colour on the hair and eyes.
  • Marble female Cycladic statue figurine with folded arms of the Spedos type. Early Cycladic Period II (2800-3200) from Naxos, Cat No 20934. National Archaeological Museum, Athens.   Gray background.<br />
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One of the largest known Cycladic statues at 89CM tall this figurine still has traces of a colour on the hair and eyes.
  • Head of a Cycladic statue with remnants of painted eyes and right cheek, Parian Marble, Amorgos, Early Cycladic II period (2800-3200BC). National Archaeological Museum, Athens. Black background.
  • Head of a Cycladic statue with remnants of painted eyes and right cheek, Parian Marble, Amorgos, Early Cycladic II period (2800-3200BC). National Archaeological Museum, Athens.   Grey background.
  • Head of a Cycladic statue with remnants of painted eyes and right cheek, Parian Marble, Amorgos, Early Cycladic II period (2800-3200BC). National Archaeological Museum, Athens.
  • Mycenaean pottery funiture decorations from Grave IV, Circle Grave A, Mycenae, 16th cent BC. National Archaeological Museum Athens.  Black Background
  • Mycenaean pottery funiture decorations from Grave IV, Circle Grave A, Mycenae, 16th cent BC. National Archaeological Museum Athens.  White Background.
  • Mycenaean pottery funiture decorations from Grave IV, Circle Grave A, Mycenae, 16th cent BC. National Archaeological Museum Athens.  Grey Background
  • Cycladic terracotta 'frying pan' with incied star decoration from Chalandriani, Syros. Early Cycladic period II 2800-2300 BC), National Archaeological Museum Athens, Cat No 5153.  Gray background.<br />
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These so called 'frying pans' wre created by the Keros-Syros culture and are their useage is uncertain. The compex geometric patterns on their bases suggest that they may have had some symbolic meaning and were used in religious of magical rituals. They could also have served practical purposes being used as dishes, mirror mounts, astrolabes or metris measured for salt traders.
  • Cycladic terracotta 'frying pan' with incied star decoration from Chalandriani, Syros. Early Cycladic period II 2800-2300 BC), National Archaeological Museum Athens, Cat No 5153.<br />
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These so called 'frying pans' wre created by the Keros-Syros culture and are their useage is uncertain. The compex geometric patterns on their bases suggest that they may have had some symbolic meaning and were used in religious of magical rituals. They could also have served practical purposes being used as dishes, mirror mounts, astrolabes or metris measured for salt traders.
  • Cycladic terracotta 'frying pan' with incied star decoration from Chalandriani, Syros. Early Cycladic period II 2800-2300 BC), National Archaeological Museum Athens, Cat No 5164.<br />
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In the middle of the decoration is a disc surrounded by a triangle motif. Above the handle is incised a pubic triangle.<br />
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These so called 'frying pans' wre created by the Keros-Syros culture and are their useage is uncertain. The compex geometric patterns on their bases suggest that they may have had some symbolic meaning and were used in religious of magical rituals. They could also have served practical purposes being used as dishes, mirror mounts, astrolabes or metris measured for salt traders.
  • Cycladic terracotta 'frying pan' with incied star decoration from Chalandriani, Syros. Early Cycladic period II 2800-2300 BC), National Archaeological Museum Athens, Cat No 5164.  Gray background.<br />
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In the middle of the decoration is a disc surrounded by a triangle motif. Above the handle is incised a pubic triangle.<br />
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These so called 'frying pans' wre created by the Keros-Syros culture and are their useage is uncertain. The compex geometric patterns on their bases suggest that they may have had some symbolic meaning and were used in religious of magical rituals. They could also have served practical purposes being used as dishes, mirror mounts, astrolabes or metris measured for salt traders.
  • Cycladic terracotta 'frying pan' with incied linear decoration from Chalandriani, Syros. Early Cycladic period II 2800-2300 BC), National Archaeological Museum Athens, Cat No 5012.<br />
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These so called 'frying pans' wre created by the Keros-Syros culture and are their useage is uncertain. The compex geometric patterns on their bases suggest that they may have had some symbolic meaning and were used in religious of magical rituals. They could also have served practical purposes being used as dishes, mirror mounts, astrolabes or metris measured for salt traders.
  • Cycladic terracotta 'frying pan' with incied spiral decoration from Chalandriani, Syros. Early Cycladic period II 2800-2300 BC), National Archaeological Museum Athens, Cat No 6177.<br />
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These so called 'frying pans' wre created by the Keros-Syros culture and are their useage is uncertain. The compex geometric patterns on their bases suggest that they may have had some symbolic meaning and were used in religious of magical rituals. They could also have served practical purposes being used as dishes, mirror mounts, astrolabes or metris measured for salt traders.
  • Marble female Cycladic statue figurine with folded arms. Early Cycladic Period II (2800-2300 BC) from Chalandriani, Syros. National Archaeological Museum, Athens.   White background.
  • Marble female Cycladic statue figurine with folded arms. Early Cycladic Period II (2800-2300 BC) from Chalandriani, Syros. National Archaeological Museum, Athens.
  • Cycladic statue figurine of the naturalistic 'Plastira' type of Paros from Glypha cemetery, grave 23, Cat no 4762. Early Cycladic Period I (Grotta-Pelos Phase 3200-2800 BC). National Archaeological Museum, Athens.   White background.<br />
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This type of Cycladic figurine stand with feet lat to the ground with detailed facial features and ears to make a more realistic statue.
  • Cycladic statue figurine of the naturalistic 'Plastira' type of Paros from Glypha cemetery, grave 23, Cat no 4762. Early Cycladic Period I (Grotta-Pelos Phase 3200-2800 BC). National Archaeological Museum, Athens. <br />
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This type of Cycladic figurine stand with feet lat to the ground with detailed facial features and ears to make a more realistic statue.
  • Cycladic statue figurine of the naturalistic 'Plastira' type of Paros from Glypha cemetery, grave 23, Cat no 4762. Early Cycladic Period I (Grotta-Pelos Phase 3200-2800 BC). National Archaeological Museum, Athens.   Gray background.<br />
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This type of Cycladic figurine stand with feet lat to the ground with detailed facial features and ears to make a more realistic statue.
  • Cycladic statue figurine of the naturalistic 'Plastira' type of Paros. Early Cycladic Period I (Grotta-Pelos Phase 3200-2800 BC). National Archaeological Museum, Athens.   Grey background.<br />
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This type of Cycladic figurine stand with feet lat to the ground with detailed facial features and ears to make a more realistic statue.
  • Cycladic statue figurine of the naturalistic 'Plastira' type of Paros. Early Cycladic Period I (Grotta-Pelos Phase 3200-2800 BC). National Archaeological Museum, Athens.   Gray background.<br />
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This type of Cycladic figurine stand with feet lat to the ground with detailed facial features and ears to make a more realistic statue.
  • Cycladic statue figurine of the naturalistic 'Plastira' type of Paros. Early Cycladic Period I (Grotta-Pelos Phase 3200-2800 BC). National Archaeological Museum, Athens. Black background.<br />
This type of Cycladic figurine stand with feet lat to the ground with detailed facial features and ears to make a more realistic statue. This statue is of a hunter or warrior as it bears an incised weapon strap across its chest and holds a knife.
  • Cycladic violin shaped figurine. Early Cycladic Period I (Grotta-Pelos Phase 3200-2800 BC). National Archaeological Museum, Athens.
  • Cycladic violin shaped figurine. Early Cycladic Period I (Grotta-Pelos Phase 3200-2800). National Archaeological Museum, Athens. Black background.<br />
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This Cycladic violin shaped figurine has two holes in its neck which were provavly used to hold its broken neck together with wire or cord.
  • Cycladic violin shaped figurine. Early Cycladic Period I (Grotta-Pelos Phase 3200-2800). National Archaeological Museum, Athens.   White background.<br />
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This Cycladic violin shaped figurine has two holes in its neck which were provavly used to hold its broken neck together with wire or cord.
  • Cycladic violin shaped figurine. Early Cycladic Period I (Grotta-Pelos Phase 3200-2800). National Archaeological Museum, Athens. <br />
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This Cycladic violin shaped figurine has two holes in its neck which were provavly used to hold its broken neck together with wire or cord.
  • Marble female Cycladic statue figurine with folded arms of the Spedos type. Early Cycladic Period II (2800-3200) from Naxos, Cat No 20934. National Archaeological Museum, Athens.   White background.<br />
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One of the largest known Cycladic statues at 89CM tall this figurine still has traces of a colour on the hair and eyes.
  • Head of a Cycladic statue with remnants of painted eyes and right cheek, Parian Marble, Amorgos, Early Cycladic II period (2800-3200BC). National Archaeological Museum, Athens.   White background.
  • Female Cycladic statue figurine with folded arms of the Spedos and Dokathismata type. Early Cycladic Period II (2800-3200) from Naxos. National Archaeological Museum, Athens.   Grey background.<br />
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This Cycladic statue figurine is of the Spedos type standing on tip tie with bended knees and arms folded under the breasts with head raiised.
  • Cycladic statue figurine of the naturalistic 'Plastira' type of Paros. Early Cycladic Period I (Grotta-Pelos Phase 3200-2800 BC). National Archaeological Museum, Athens.   Grey background.<br />
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This type of Cycladic figurine stand with feet lat to the ground with detailed facial features and ears to make a more realistic statue. This statue is of a hunter or warrior as it bears an incised weapon strap across its chest and holds a knife.
  • Mycenaean gold death mask, Grave Cicle A, Mycenae, Greece. National Archaeological Museum of Athens.  Grey Background<br />
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 This death mask is typical of the other Mycenaean gold death masks fround in Grave V. made from a sigle sheet of gold the shape of the face would have been hammered ot against wood. two holes either side of the gold mask allowed it to be held over the dead mans face. As weapons were found in the graves of Grave Circle A at Mycenae, those buried here wer warriors and maybe kings as the grave goods buried with them were of great value. 16th century BC
  • Mycenaean silver cup from the Tomb 78 of the Mycenae chamber tombs, Greece. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Grey art Background <br />
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This Mycenaean silver cup has a repousse  scale pattern with wish bone handles. Cat No 3121. 16th Cent BC
  • Mycenaean gold goblet with two handles ening with a dogs head biting the rim,  Acropolis Treasure of Mycenae, Greece, National Archaeological Museum of Athens.  <br />
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Black BackgroundThis goblet was found as part of a hoard looted in antiquity from Grave Circle A and buried outside the enclosure. 15th century BC
  • Vapheio type Mycenaean gold cup depicting a wild bull hunt side D, Vapheio Tholos Tomb, Lakonia, Greece. National Archaeological Museum of Athens. Black Background<br />
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 Two masterpieces of Creto - Mycenaean gold metalwork were excavated from a tholos tomb near Lakonia in Sparta in 1988. Made in the 15th century BC, the gold cups are heavily influenced by the Minoan style that was predominant in the Agean at the time. The bull hunt was popular with  Mycenaean  and Minoan artists and symolised power and fertility. The distinctive shape of the cup is kown as 'Vapheio type'.
  • Cycladic ceramic spherical pyxis with painted linear decoration. Cycladic II (2800-2300 BC) , Chalandriani, Syros. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat no 5170.   Grey background.
  • Cycladic Kernos a multiple vessel in a base.  Early Cycladic III (2300-2000 BC) , Phylakopi, Melos. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat No 5829.  White background.<br />
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This complex vessel was used for ritual offerings. During this period pottery was plainer with simple geometric decorations. Depicts of birds or lowers were rare.
  • Cycladic ceramic krater with impressed  linear decoration. Cycladic II (2800-2300 BC) , Chalandriani, Syros. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat No 5258.   Gray background.
  • Small Cycladic amphora.  Early Cycladic III (2300-200 BC) , Phylakopi, Melos. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat No 5813.  Gray background.<br />
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During this period pottery was plainer with simple geometric decorations. Depicts of birds or lowers were rare.
  • The 'figure of eight shield'  Mycenaean fresco wall painting, Mycenae, Greece Cat No 11672. National Archaeological Museum, Athens.  Black Background<br />
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The Mycenaean 'figure of eight shield' were originaly made of cows hide and was the symbol of a goddess of war.
  • Mycenaean fresco wall painting of a marine scape. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat No 5844.<br />
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The Mycenaean fresco fragments depict a marine scape with flying fish diving and swimming with sponges attached to rocks.
  • Mycenaean gold death mask, Grave Cicle A, Mycenae, Greece. National Archaeological Museum of Athens.  Grey Background<br />
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This death mask is typical of the other Mycenaean gold death masks fround in Grave V. made from a sigle sheet of gold the shape of the face would have been hammered ot against wood. two holes either side of the gold mask allowed it to be held over the dead mans face. As weapons were found in the graves of Grave Circle A at Mycenae, those buried here wer warriors and maybe kings as the grave goods buried with them were of great value. 16th century BC
  • Mycenaean Fresco wall painting of a Mycanaean Women bearing offerings, Later Palace,  Tiryns, Greece.  Athens Archaeological Museum. Grey Background<br />
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14th  Cent BC. Cat No 15883. The Mycenaean fresco fragments depict a women in a procession bearing offerings for a deity. Their facial characteristic and elaborate hairstyles and rich garments are clearly visible.
  • Mycenaean Fresco wall painting of a Mycanaean Women bearing offerings, Later Palace,  Tiryns, Greece.  Athens Archaeological Museum. Black Background<br />
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14th  Cent BC. Cat No 15883. The Mycenaean fresco fragments depict a women in a procession bearing offerings for a deity. Their facial characteristic and elaborate hairstyles and rich garments are clearly visible.
  • Mycenaean Funerary Stele made of Porus stone with a relief of a chariot scene, Mycenae Grave Circle A, Grave V, Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat No 1428.16th Cent BC.<br />
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The upper panel of this Mycenaean Funerary Stele has spiral reliefs that may represent waves suggesting that the scene below is set at a coastal location. This scene shows a charioteer pulling on the reins of his chariot while a second figure in front of the chaiot hold what may be a sword.
  • Hollow Mycenaean female figurine, adorant, wearing a necklace, from Mycenae tomb 40, Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat No 2494. <br />
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Stylised female figurines were common in the Mycenaean world and may have represented deities , divine nurses or worshipers. these Mycenaean female figurines were probably used as voitive offering and maybe as childrens toys.
  • Mycenaean Gold decrated bands and circuar gold foilsd from Grave IV, Grave Circle A, Myenae, Greece. National Archaeological Museum Athens. 16th Cent BC. Grey Background
  • Top leaf shapes of a Mycenaean gold diadem from Grave III, 'Grave of a Women', Grave Circle A, Myenae, Greece. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Grey Background<br />
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Cat No 3,5. 16th century BC.<br />
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Shaft Grave III, the so-called 'Grave of the Women,' contained three female and two infant interments. The women were literally covered in gold jewelry and wore massive gold diadems, while the infants were overlaid with gold foil.
  • Mycenaean bull figurines from Prosymna and Mycenae, Archaeological Museum Athens.  White Background.<br />
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Left: Mycenaean bull figurines from Prosymna cat no 11184<br />
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Right Mycenaean bull figurine from Mycenae tomb 65 cat no 3032
  • Mycenaean Fresco wall painting of a Mycanaean footman leading a horse & hunting dog,  Tiryns, Greece. 14th - 13th Century BC. Athens Archaeological Museum. Cat No 5878.  Black Background
  • The 'Mycenaean Lady' fresco wall painting depicting a women in a procession, Mycenae, Greece Cat No 11670. National Archaeological Museum, Athens. White Background.<br />
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The 'Mycenaean Lady' fresco depicts a women with a serious and pensive expression of a goddess in a solemn moment during which she accepts a gift of a necklace which she hold tightly in her right hand. she wears a short sleeved bodice over a sheer blouse which deliniates her bosom. She has an  intricate hairstyle and wears rich jewellery.
  • The 'Mycenaean Lady' fresco wall painting depicting a women in a procession, Mycenae, Greece Cat No 11670. National Archaeological Museum, Athens. White Background.<br />
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The 'Mycenaean Lady' fresco depicts a women with a serious and pensive expression of a goddess in a solemn moment during which she accepts a gift of a necklace which she hold tightly in her right hand. she wears a short sleeved bodice over a sheer blouse which deliniates her bosom. She has an  intricate hairstyle and wears rich jewellery.
  • Mycenaean gold necklaces from the Mycenae chamber tombs, Greece. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Grey Background<br />
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From top to bottom: <br />
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Top four  necklaces in the shape of papyrus flowers .<br />
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Fifth necklace down in the shape of Ivy leaves from tomb 91 Cat No 3186
  • Mycenaean gold necklace from the Mycenaean cemetery of Midea tholos tomb , Dendra, Greece. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Black Background<br />
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Inside mycenaean necklace has gold ivy leaf beads, Cat No 7354. The outer mycenaean necklace has rosette shaped gold beads, Cat No 7342. 15th-14th century BC.
  • Mycenaean gold cup with horizontal grooves found buried in Grave IV Mycenae, Greece. National Archaeological Museum of Athens.
  • Mycenaean gold cup with horizontal grroves, Grave IV, Grave Circle A, Mycenae, Greece. National Archaeological Museum of Athens. An elegant precious gold cup hammered from thick gold to created a simple elegant design. This Mycenaean gold cup demonstrates how advance Mycenaean metalworking was in the 16th century BC. The value of the cup would have been extermely high so must have graced the table of a Mycenaean noble perhaps even a v king.
  • Mycenaean jug with stylised snakes , Grave VI, Grave Circle A, Mycenae 16-15 Cent BC. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat No 946.  Black Background
  • Mycenaean spouted clay pithos decorated with spirals and bands, Grave VI, Grave Circle A, Mycenae 16-15 Cent BC. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat No 8580
  • Mycenaean silver rhyhon of a bulls head with gold horns, Grave IV, Grave Circle A, Mycenae, Greece, Cat no 273, National Archaeological Museum Athens . <br />
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Rytha (Rhython singular) were ritual vessels used to drink libations to the gods during religious ceremonies. 16th century BC
  • Mycenaean gold death mask, Grave Cicle A, Mycenae, Greece. National Archaeological Museum of Athens.  Grey Background<br />
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This death mask is typical of the other Mycenaean gold death masks fround in Grave V except in this mask the eyes are open. made from a sigle sheet of gold the shape of the face would have been hammered ot against wood. two holes either side of the gold mask allowed it to be held over the dead mans face. As weapons were found in the graves of Grave Circle A at Mycenae, those buried here wer warriors and maybe kings as the grave goods buried with them were of great value. 16th century BC
  • Cycladic rounded alabastron top with 'marine style' decoration.   Cycladic (15th cent BC BC) , Phylakopi I-IV, Melos. National Archaeological Museum Athens.  Cat no 5777.
  • Cycladic ceramic kernos with painted linear decoration. Cycladic II (2800-2300 BC) , Chalandriani, Syros. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat no 6185.  Grey background.<br />
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Composed of 8 small pyxides with painted linear decoration, this complex vessel was probably for ritual use.
  • Cycladic Kernos a multiple vessel in a base.  Early Cycladic III (2300-2000 BC) , Phylakopi, Melos. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat No 5829.<br />
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This complex vessel was used for ritual offerings. During this period pottery was plainer with simple geometric decorations. Depicts of birds or lowers were rare.
  • Cycladic deep bridge spouted jar with spiral decorations.   Cycladic (1650-1450 BC) , Phylakopi III, Melos. National Archaeological Museum Athens.  Cat no 5788.  Grey background.<br />
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Ceramic shapes and painted style are heavily influenced by Minoan styles during this period. Dark floral and spiral patterns are painted over a lighted backgound with wavy bands.
  • Cycladic beaked nippled jug with monstrous creature decoration.   Cycladic (18th-17th cent BC BC) , Phylakopi I-IV, Melos. National Archaeological Museum Athens.  Cat no 5777.   Grey background.
  • Cycladic footed necked jar with impressed decration.  Early Cycladic III (2300-2000 BC) , Phylakopi I, Melos. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat No 6168.  White background.<br />
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During this period pottery was often monochrome with polised slip finishes sometimes with incised or impressed decorations.
  • Cycladic pithos with geometric designs.  Early Cycladic III (2300-2000 BC) , Phylakopi, Melos. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat No 5831.  White background.<br />
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During this period pottery was plainer with simple geometric decorations. Depicts of birds or lowers were rare.
  • The 'Harpist of Keros' a seated parian marble female Cycladic figurine. Early Cycladic Period II (2800-2300 BC) from Keros, Cat no 3908. National Archaeological Museum, Athens.   White background.<br />
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This elaborate three dimesional Cyladic statue known as the 'Harpist of Keros' depicts a seated figure plaung a harp. Its execution required an experienced workshop that could file away the parian marble with gronze tools.
  • Mycenaean gold death mask, Mask of Agamemnon, Grave Cicle A, Mycenae, Greece.National Archaeological Museum of Athens.  Grey Background<br />
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The mask from Grave V depicts an imposing face of a bearded man descovered by  Heinrich Schliemann who believed it was the body of Agamemnon, this is unproven to date.  The Mycenaean death mask belonged to a warrior and made of gold leaf it cocered the dead mans face held on by cord threaded tgrough the two sides of the mask.  The mask of Agamemnon was created from a single thick gold sheet, heated and hammered against a wooden background with the details chased on later with a sharp tool. The artifact dates from the 16th century BC.
  • Mycenaean pictorial Krater decorated with a two horses and chariot, Tiryns Acropolis - 13-12th cent BC. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat No 1511.<br />
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This larfe Mycenaean pictorial Krater depicts a two horse Mycenaean chariot with two riders. Two men holding spears and circular shields walk in front of the chariot and a dog scampers under the horse. This style is typical of the 'painter of the shiled bearers' of the Tiryns workshop from the late 13th to 12th cent BC
  • The 'figure of eight shield'  Mycenaean fresco wall painting, Mycenae Acropolis, Greece Cat No 11671. National Archaeological Museum, Athens.<br />
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12th-14th cent BC.<br />
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The Mycenaean 'figure of eight shield' were originaly made of cows hide and was the symbol of a goddess of war.
  • Mycenaean gold death mask, Grave Cicle A, Mycenae, Greece. National Archaeological Museum of Athens.   Grey Art Background<br />
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This death mask is typical of the other Mycenaean gold death masks fround in Grave V. made from a sigle sheet of gold the shape of the face would have been hammered ot against wood. two holes either side of the gold mask allowed it to be held over the dead mans face. As weapons were found in the graves of Grave Circle A at Mycenae, those buried here wer warriors and maybe kings as the grave goods buried with them were of great value. 16th century BC
  • Mycenaean gold death mask, Grave Cicle A, Mycenae, Greece. National Archaeological Museum of Athens. <br />
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This death mask is typical of the other Mycenaean gold death masks fround in Grave V. made from a sigle sheet of gold the shape of the face would have been hammered ot against wood. two holes either side of the gold mask allowed it to be held over the dead mans face. As weapons were found in the graves of Grave Circle A at Mycenae, those buried here wer warriors and maybe kings as the grave goods buried with them were of great value. 16th century BC
  • Mycenaean gold death mask, Grave Cicle A, Mycenae, Greece. National Archaeological Museum of Athens.  Black Background<br />
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This death mask is typical of the other Mycenaean gold death masks fround in Grave V. made from a sigle sheet of gold the shape of the face would have been hammered ot against wood. two holes either side of the gold mask allowed it to be held over the dead mans face. As weapons were found in the graves of Grave Circle A at Mycenae, those buried here wer warriors and maybe kings as the grave goods buried with them were of great value. 16th century BC
  • Mycenaean gold death mask, Grave Cicle A, Mycenae, Greece. National Archaeological Museum of Athens.   Grey Art Background<br />
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This death mask is typical of the other Mycenaean gold death masks fround in Grave V. made from a sigle sheet of gold the shape of the face would have been hammered ot against wood. two holes either side of the gold mask allowed it to be held over the dead mans face. As weapons were found in the graves of Grave Circle A at Mycenae, those buried here wer warriors and maybe kings as the grave goods buried with them were of great value. 16th century BC
  • Mycenaean fresco wall painting of three women, Ramp House, Mycenae Acropolis, Greece Cat No 1015. National Archaeological Museum, Athens. Grey art Background <br />
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This 14th Cent BC Mycenaean fresco fragment depicts three women looking out of a window. The scene is festive and the veneration gestures of the women suggest that they are watching a religiuos procession through the window.
  • Mycenaean fresco wall painting of hunting demons, Mycenae Acropolis, Greece Cat No 2665. National Archaeological Museum, Athens. White Background.<br />
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The Mycenaean fresco fragment depicts three animal demons with donkey heads holding a wooden pole over their shoulders from which hangs the prey thay have been hunting. This type of demon originated in Egypt.
  • Mycenaean Fresco wall painting of a Mycanaean Women bearing offerings, Later Palace,  Tiryns, Greece.  Athens Archaeological Museum. Grey Background<br />
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14th  Cent BC. Cat No 15883. The Mycenaean fresco fragments depict a women in a procession bearing offerings for a deity. Their facial characteristic and elaborate hairstyles and rich garments are clearly visible.
  • Mycenaean Fresco wall painting of a Mycanaean chariot, Later Palace,  Tiryns, Greece.  Athens Archaeological Museum. Grey art Background <br />
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14th  Cent BC. Cat No 5879. Mycanaean chariots were use for hunting as well as battle.
  • Mycenaean Gold circular buttons from Grave IV, Grave Circle A, Myenae, Greece. National Archaeological Museum Athens. 16th Cent BC. White Background.
  • Mycenaean Gold circular buttons from Grave IV, Grave Circle A, Myenae, Greece. National Archaeological Museum Athens. 16th Cent BC. Grey Background
  • Mycenaean Gold circular buttons from Grave IV, Grave Circle A, Myenae, Greece. National Archaeological Museum Athens. 16th Cent BC. Grey Background
  • Mycenaean Gold circular buttons from Grave IV, Grave Circle A, Myenae, Greece. National Archaeological Museum Athens. 16th Cent BC. Black Background
  • Mycenaean Gold circular buttons from Grave IV, Grave Circle A, Myenae, Greece. National Archaeological Museum Athens. 16th Cent BC. Grey Background
  • Mycenaean Gold decrated bands and circuar gold foilsd from Grave IV, Grave Circle A, Myenae, Greece. National Archaeological Museum Athens. 16th Cent BC.
  • Mycenaean Gold decrated bands  from Grave IV, Grave Circle A, Myenae, Greece. National Archaeological Museum Athens. 16th Cent BC. Grey art Background
  • Top leaf shapes of a Mycenaean gold diadem from Grave III, 'Grave of a Women', Grave Circle A, Myenae, Greece. National Archaeological Museum Athens. White Background.<br />
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Cat No 3,5. 16th century BC.<br />
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Shaft Grave III, the so-called 'Grave of the Women,' contained three female and two infant interments. The women were literally covered in gold jewelry and wore massive gold diadems, while the infants were overlaid with gold foil.
  • 'House of Warriors Vase' : Pictoral Mycenaean Krater depicting Mycenaean soldiers in full armour, Mycenae Acropolis, 12th Cent BC.  National Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat no 1426. <br />
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This large pictoral Mycenaean Krater depicts Mycenaean soldiers full armed with helmet, cuirass, greaves, shield and spaer as they depart for war. This is a superb example of Mycenaean pictoral pottery
  • Mycenaean gold cup with ivy leaf decoration from the Mycenaean cemetery of Midea tomb 10, Dendra, Greece. National Archaeological Museum Athens Cat no 8743. Black Background
  • Mycenaean silver cup from the Tomb 78 of the Mycenae chamber tombs, Greece. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Black Background<br />
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This Mycenaean silver cup has a repousse  scale pattern with wish bone handles. Cat No 3121. 16th Cent BC
  • Mycenaean Gold diadems and cut outs from Grave IV, Grave Circle A, Myenae, Greece. National Archaeological Museum Athens. 16th Cent BC. White Background.<br />
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Top: Mycenaean Gold diadem with repousse circles and rosettes Cat No 234<br />
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Bottom . Gold cut outs depicting tripartite shrines crowned with horns of consecration and birds. Cat No 242-244
  • Mycenaean Gold diadems from Grave IV, Grave Circle A, Myenae, Greece. National Archaeological Museum Athens. 16th Cent BC. Black Background<br />
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Top: Mycenaean Gold diadem with repousse circles and rosettes Cat No 232<br />
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Bottom: Elegant Mycenaean gold daidem with fastening loops and dotted decoration. Three diamond shaped pendant hung from chains. Cat no 236.
  • Mycenaean Gold diadem from Grave III, 'Grave of a Women', Grave Circle A, Myenae, Greece. National Archaeological Museum Athens.<br />
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An impressive Mycenaean gold diadem with repousse rosettes and thin sheets applied to the top. .Cat No 1. 16th century BC.<br />
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Shaft Grave III, the so-called 'Grave of the Women,' contained three female and two infant interments. The women were literally covered in gold jewelry and wore massive gold diadems, while the infants were overlaid with gold foil.
  • Mycenaean Gold diadem from Grave III, 'Grave of a Women', Grave Circle A, Myenae, Greece. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Grey art Background <br />
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An impressive Mycenaean gold diadem with repousse rosettes and thin sheets applied to the top. .Cat No 1. 16th century BC.<br />
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Shaft Grave III, the so-called 'Grave of the Women,' contained three female and two infant interments. The women were literally covered in gold jewelry and wore massive gold diadems, while the infants were overlaid with gold foil.
  • Gold Mycenaean diadem with leaf shaped plates from Grave I, Grave Circle A, Myenae, Greece. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat No 184, 185. 16th century BC.  Grey Background
  • Gold Mycenaean diadem with leaf shaped plates from Grave I, Grave Circle A, Myenae, Greece. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat No 184, 185. 16th century BC.  Grey art Background
  • Mycenaean Fresco wall painting of a Mycanaean footman leading a horse & hunting dog,  Tiryns, Greece. 14th - 13th Century BC. Athens Archaeological Museum. Cat No 5878.  Grey art Background
  • The 'Mycenaean Lady' fresco wall painting depicting a women in a procession, Mycenae, Greece Cat No 11670. National Archaeological Museum, Athens. Grey art Background <br />
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The 'Mycenaean Lady' fresco depicts a women with a serious and pensive expression of a goddess in a solemn moment during which she accepts a gift of a necklace which she hold tightly in her right hand. she wears a short sleeved bodice over a sheer blouse which deliniates her bosom. She has an  intricate hairstyle and wears rich jewellery.
  • Mycenaean fresco wall painting of a women in a procession, Mycenae, Greece Cat No 11651. National Archaeological Museum, Athens. Grey art Background <br />
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The Mycenaean fresco fragment depicts a women in a procession. Her head is in profile and her body is depicted frontally. She holds a lily as a gift to a goddess.
  • Mycenaean gold necklaces from the Mycenae chamber tombs, Greece. National Archaeological Museum Athens. White Background.<br />
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Top four  necklaces in the shape of papyrus flowers .<br />
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Fifth necklace down in the shape of Ivy leaves from tomb 91 Cat No 3186<br />
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Bottom necklace with beads in the shape of hangimng scrolls from tomb 25 Cat No 2478.
  • Mycenaean gold necklaces from the Mycenae chamber tombs, Greece. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Black Background<br />
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From top to bottom: <br />
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Top four  necklaces in the shape of papyrus flowers .<br />
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Fifth necklace down in the shape of Ivy leaves from tomb 91 Cat No 3186<br />
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Bottom necklace with beads in the shape of hangimng scrolls from tomb 25 Cat No 2478.
  • Mycenaean gold necklaces from the Mycenae chamber tombs, Greece. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Grey art Background <br />
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From top to bottom: <br />
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Top four  necklaces in the shape of papyrus flowers .<br />
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Fifth necklace down in the shape of Ivy leaves from tomb 91 Cat No 3186<br />
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Bottom necklace with beads in the shape of hangimng scrolls from tomb 25 Cat No 2478.
  • Mycenaean gold necklace with waz lily shaped beads from the Mycenaean cemetery of Midea tomb 10, Dendra, Greece. National Archaeological Museum Athens Cat no 8748.  White Background.
  • Mycenaean gold necklace with waz lily shaped beads from the Mycenaean cemetery of Midea tomb 10, Dendra, Greece. National Archaeological Museum Athens Cat no 8748.
  • Mycenaean gold cup depicting octupuses in a marinescape from the Mycenaean cemetery of Midea, Dendra, Greece. National Archaeological Museum Athens Cat no 7341.  Grey Background
  • Mycenaean gold cup depicting octupuses in a marinescape from the Mycenaean cemetery of Midea, Dendra, Greece. National Archaeological Museum Athens Cat no 7341.  Grey art Background
  • Mycenaean gold goblet with two handles ening with a dogs head biting the rim,  Acropolis Treasure of Mycenae, Greece, National Archaeological Museum of Athens.  This goblet was found as part of a hoard looted in antiquity from Grave Circle A and buried outside the enclosure. 15th century BC
  • Mycenaean gold goblet with two handles ening with a dogs head biting the rim,  Acropolis Treasure of Mycenae, Greece, National Archaeological Museum of Athens.  This goblet was found as part of a hoard looted in antiquity from Grave Circle A and buried outside the enclosure. 15th century BC
  • Mycenaean gold goblet with two handles ening with a dogs head biting the rim,  Acropolis Treasure of Mycenae, Greece, National Archaeological Museum of Athens.  This goblet was found as part of a hoard looted in antiquity from Grave Circle A and buried outside the enclosure. 15th century BC
  • Mycenaean gold goblet with two handles ening with a dogs head biting the rim,  Acropolis Treasure of Mycenae, Greece, National Archaeological Museum of Athens.  <br />
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 Grey art Background This goblet was found as part of a hoard looted in antiquity from Grave Circle A and buried outside the enclosure. 15th century BC
  • Small Mycenaean amphora decorated with double headed axes, Grave VI, Grave Circle A, Mycenae 16-15 Cent BC. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat No 196
  • Mycenaean metal rhyhon hammered into the shape of a lions head, Grave IV, Grave Circle A, Mycenae, Greece, Cat no 273, National Archaeological Museum Athens .  Grey art Background <br />
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Rytha (Rhython singular) were ritual vessels used to drink libations to the gods during religious ceremonies. 16th century BC
  • Two handled Mycenaean gold bowl cup from the Kakovatos tholos tomb, Trifylia, Greece. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Black Backgroundb<br />
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Kakovatos is a significant site of the early Mycenaean period of Greece (c. 16th to 15th century BC) on the west coast of the Peloponnese (Zacharo, Nomos Elis) and became widely known through the excavations of three large tholos tombs by Wilhelm Dörpfeld in 1907–1908.
  • Two handled Mycenaean gold bowl cup from the Kakovatos tholos tomb, Trifylia, Greece. National Archaeological Museum Athens. <br />
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Kakovatos is a significant site of the early Mycenaean period of Greece (c. 16th to 15th century BC) on the west coast of the Peloponnese (Zacharo, Nomos Elis) and became widely known through the excavations of three large tholos tombs by Wilhelm Dörpfeld in 1907–1908.
  • Two handled Mycenaean gold bowl cup from the Kakovatos tholos tomb, Trifylia, Greece. National Archaeological Museum Athens. <br />
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Kakovatos is a significant site of the early Mycenaean period of Greece (c. 16th to 15th century BC) on the west coast of the Peloponnese (Zacharo, Nomos Elis) and became widely known through the excavations of three large tholos tombs by Wilhelm Dörpfeld in 1907–1908.
  • Mycenaean gold cup with horizontal grooves found buried in Grave IV Mycenae, Greece. National Archaeological Museum of Athens.
  • Vapheio type Mycenaean gold cup depicting a wild bull hunt side C , Vapheio Tholos Tomb, Lakonia, Greece. National Archaeological Museum of Athens.  White background.<br />
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 Two masterpieces of Creto - Mycenaean gold metalwork were excavated from a tholos tomb near Lakonia in Sparta in 1988. Made in the 15th century BC, the gold cups are heavily influenced by the Minoan style that was predominant in the Agean at the time. The bull hunt was popular with  Mycenaean  and Minoan artists and symolised power and fertility. The distinctive shape of the cup is kown as 'Vapheio type'.
  • Vapheio type Mycenaean gold cup depicting a wild bull hunt side C , Vapheio Tholos Tomb, Lakonia, Greece. National Archaeological Museum of Athens. <br />
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 Two masterpieces of Creto - Mycenaean gold metalwork were excavated from a tholos tomb near Lakonia in Sparta in 1988. Made in the 15th century BC, the gold cups are heavily influenced by the Minoan style that was predominant in the Agean at the time. The bull hunt was popular with  Mycenaean  and Minoan artists and symolised power and fertility. The distinctive shape of the cup is kown as 'Vapheio type'.
  • Vapheio type Mycenaean gold cup depicting a wild bull hunt , Vapheio Tholos Tomb, Lakonia, Greece. National Archaeological Museum of Athens.  Black Background<br />
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 Two masterpieces of Creto - Mycenaean gold metalwork were excavated from a tholos tomb near Lakonia in Sparta in 1988. Made in the 15th century BC, the gold cups are heavily influenced by the Minoan style that was predominant in the Agean at the time. The bull hunt was popular with  Mycenaean  and Minoan artists and symolised power and fertility. The distinctive shape of the cup is kown as 'Vapheio type'.
  • Vapheio type Mycenaean gold cup depicting a wild bull hunt , Vapheio Tholos Tomb, Lakonia, Greece. National Archaeological Museum of Athens. <br />
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 Two masterpieces of Creto - Mycenaean gold metalwork were excavated from a tholos tomb near Lakonia in Sparta in 1988. Made in the 15th century BC, the gold cups are heavily influenced by the Minoan style that was predominant in the Agean at the time. The bull hunt was popular with  Mycenaean  and Minoan artists and symolised power and fertility. The distinctive shape of the cup is kown as 'Vapheio type'.
  • Vapheio type Mycenaean gold cup depicting a wild bull hunt , Vapheio Tholos Tomb, Lakonia, Greece. National Archaeological Museum of Athens.  Black Background<br />
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 Two masterpieces of Creto - Mycenaean gold metalwork were excavated from a tholos tomb near Lakonia in Sparta in 1988. Made in the 15th century BC, the gold cups are heavily influenced by the Minoan style that was predominant in the Agean at the time. The bull hunt was popular with  Mycenaean  and Minoan artists and symolised power and fertility. The distinctive shape of the cup is kown as 'Vapheio type'.
  • Mycenaean gold cup with arches decoration, Grave V, Grave Circle A Mycenae, Greece. National Archaeological Museum of Athens. White background.<br />
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An elegant precious gold cup hammered from thick gold to created a simple elegant design. This Mycenaean gold cup demonstrates how advance Mycenaean metalworking was in the 16th century BC. The value of the cup would have been extermely high so must have graced the table of a Mycenaean noble perhaps even a v king.
  • Mycenaean gold cup with arches decoration, Grave V, Grave Circle A Mycenae, Greece. National Archaeological Museum of Athens. Black Background<br />
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An elegant precious gold cup hammered from thick gold to created a simple elegant design. This Mycenaean gold cup demonstrates how advance Mycenaean metalworking was in the 16th century BC. The value of the cup would have been extermely high so must have graced the table of a Mycenaean noble perhaps even a v king.
  • Mycenaean gold cup with arches decoration, Grave V, Grave Circle A Mycenae, Greece. National Archaeological Museum of Athens. Grey Background<br />
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An elegant precious gold cup hammered from thick gold to created a simple elegant design. This Mycenaean gold cup demonstrates how advance Mycenaean metalworking was in the 16th century BC. The value of the cup would have been extermely high so must have graced the table of a Mycenaean noble perhaps even a v king.
  • Mycenaean gold cup with horizontal grroves, Grave IV, Grave Circle A, Mycenae, Greece. National Archaeological Museum of Athens.  Grey Background<br />
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An elegant precious gold cup hammered from thick gold to created a simple elegant design. This Mycenaean gold cup demonstrates how advance Mycenaean metalworking was in the 16th century BC. The value of the cup would have been extermely high so must have graced the table of a Mycenaean noble perhaps even a v king.
  • Mycenaean gold cup with horizontal grroves, Grave IV, Grave Circle A, Mycenae, Greece. National Archaeological Museum of Athens.  White background.<br />
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An elegant precious gold cup hammered from thick gold to created a simple elegant design. This Mycenaean gold cup demonstrates how advance Mycenaean metalworking was in the 16th century BC. The value of the cup would have been extermely high so must have graced the table of a Mycenaean noble perhaps even a v king.
  • Mycenaean gold cup with spiral decorations, Grave V, Grave Circle A,  Mycenae, Greece. National Archaeological Museum of Athens.  Grey Background<br />
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An elegant precious gold cup hammered from thick gold to created a simple elegant design. This Mycenaean gold cup demonstrates how advance Mycenaean metalworking was in the 16th century BC. The value of the cup would have been extermely high so must have graced the table of a Mycenaean noble perhaps even a v king.
  • Mycenaean gold cup with spiral decorations, Grave V, Grave Circle A,  Mycenae, Greece. National Archaeological Museum of Athens.   Grey Art Background<br />
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An elegant precious gold cup hammered from thick gold to created a simple elegant design. This Mycenaean gold cup demonstrates how advance Mycenaean metalworking was in the 16th century BC. The value of the cup would have been extermely high so must have graced the table of a Mycenaean noble perhaps even a v king.
  • 'House of Warriors Vase' : Pictoral Mycenaean Krater depicting Mycenaean soldiers in full armour, Mycenae Acropolis, 12th Cent BC.  National Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat no 1426.  Grey Background<br />
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This large pictoral Mycenaean Krater depicts Mycenaean soldiers full armed with helmet, cuirass, greaves, shield and spaer as they depart for war. This is a superb example of Mycenaean pictoral pottery
  • Three handled Palace Style  Mycenaean amphora with palm tree floral motifs, Mycenaean cemetery, Argive Deiras, 15 cnt BC, National Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat no 7107.  Black Background<br />
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This Mycenaean vase is distinguished by the high quality of clay and paint as well as the naturalistic rendition of the palm tree decorations
  • Mycenaean clay alabastron decorated with seaweed motifs, Tholos tomb 2 , Myrsinochori, Messenia, 15th cent BC. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat No 8374.
  • Mycenaean clay alabastron decorated with seaweed motifs, Tholos tomb 2 , Myrsinochori, Messenia, 15th cent BC. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat No 8374.
  • Mycenaean conical rhython with an octopus design from the House of the oil merchant, Mycenae Acropolis 14-13thj Cent BC. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat No 7386.  White Background.
  • Mycenaean conical rhython with an octopus design from the House of the oil merchant, Mycenae Acropolis 14-13thj Cent BC. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat No 7386.  Grey art Background
  • Mycenaean pot with cycladic style design , Grave Circle B, Mycenae 17-16thj Cent BC. National Archaeological Museum Athens. <br />
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Bichromatic Cycladic style Mycenaean pot depicting birds. Cat No 8615
  • Mycenaean gold death mask, Grave Cicle A, Mycenae, Greece. National Archaeological Museum of Athens.   Grey Art Background<br />
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This death mask is typical of the other Mycenaean gold death masks fround in Grave V. made from a sigle sheet of gold the shape of the face would have been hammered ot against wood. two holes either side of the gold mask allowed it to be held over the dead mans face. As weapons were found in the graves of Grave Circle A at Mycenae, those buried here wer warriors and maybe kings as the grave goods buried with them were of great value. 16th century BC
  • Mycenaean gold death mask, Grave Cicle A, Mycenae, Greece. National Archaeological Museum of Athens.  Black Background<br />
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This death mask is typical of the other Mycenaean gold death masks fround in Grave V except in this mask the eyes are open. made from a sigle sheet of gold the shape of the face would have been hammered ot against wood. two holes either side of the gold mask allowed it to be held over the dead mans face. As weapons were found in the graves of Grave Circle A at Mycenae, those buried here wer warriors and maybe kings as the grave goods buried with them were of great value. 16th century BC
  • Mycenaean gold death mask, Grave Cicle A, Mycenae, Greece. National Archaeological Museum of Athens.<br />
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This death mask is typical of the other Mycenaean gold death masks fround in Grave V except in this mask the eyes are open. made from a sigle sheet of gold the shape of the face would have been hammered ot against wood. two holes either side of the gold mask allowed it to be held over the dead mans face. As weapons were found in the graves of Grave Circle A at Mycenae, those buried here wer warriors and maybe kings as the grave goods buried with them were of great value. 16th century BC
  • Mycenaean gold death mask, Mask of Agamemnon, Grave Cicle A, Mycenae, Greece.National Archaeological Museum of Athens.<br />
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The mask from Grave V depicts an imposing face of a bearded man descovered by  Heinrich Schliemann who believed it was the body of Agamemnon, this is unproven to date.  The Mycenaean death mask belonged to a warrior and made of gold leaf it cocered the dead mans face held on by cord threaded tgrough the two sides of the mask.  The mask of Agamemnon was created from a single thick gold sheet, heated and hammered against a wooden background with the details chased on later with a sharp tool. The artifact dates from the 16th century BC.
  • Cycladic bronze spearhead.  Early Cycladic II (2800-2300 BC) , Amorgos. National Archaeological Museum Athens.   Grey background.
  • Cycladic bronze spearhead.  Early Cycladic II (2800-2300 BC) , Amorgos. National Archaeological Museum Athens.   Gray background.
  • Cycladic bronze spearhead.  Early Cycladic II (2800-2300 BC) , Amorgos. National Archaeological Museum Athens.
  • Burnished monochrome Cycladic animal shaped wase with geometric incissions.  Cycladic III (2300-2000 BC) , Phylakopi, Melos. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat No 5697-8.<br />
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Pottery from this Cycladic era was predominatly monochrome and burnished with linear motifs. Flower and bird designs were rare .
  • Cycladic rounded alabastron top with 'marine style' decoration.   Cycladic (15th cent BC BC) , Phylakopi I-IV, Melos. National Archaeological Museum Athens.  Cat no 5777.   White background.
  • Cycladic ceramic spherical pyxis with impressed  linear decoration. Cycladic II (2800-2300 BC) , Chalandriani, Syros. National Archaeological Museum Athens.
  • Cycladic 'Kastri Group' tea pot.  Early Cycladic III (2300-2000 BC) , Phylakopi I, Melos. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat No 6104 1-3. Black background.<br />
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The 'Kastri Group' from Syros (2500-2300 BC) coincides with the introdution of anatolian shpes of table ware and with the use of the ceramic wheel. The pottery is dark burnished with incised motifs<br />
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During this period pottery was plainer with simple geometric decorations. Depicts of birds or lowers were rare.
  • Cycladic Kernos a multiple vessel in a base.  Early Cycladic III (2300-2000 BC) , Phylakopi, Melos. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat No 5829.  Gray background.<br />
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This complex vessel was used for ritual offerings. During this period pottery was plainer with simple geometric decorations. Depicts of birds or lowers were rare.
  • Cycladic cylindrical vase illustrated with a fisherman (1600 BC) , Phylakopi III, Melos. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat No 5782.  Grey background.<br />
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The vase has a procession of 4 fishermen illustrated on iy running all the way round it.
  • Cycladic cylindrical vase illustrated with a fisherman (1600 BC) , Phylakopi III, Melos. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat No 5782.  Gray background.<br />
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The vase has a procession of 4 fishermen illustrated on iy running all the way round it.
  • Cycladic ritual kernos with painted motif  Early Cycladic III (2300-2000 BC) , Phylakopi I, Melos. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat No 822-833.  White background.<br />
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A complec ritual vessel with multiple pithos for offerings.
  • Cycladic ritual kernos with painted motif  Early Cycladic III (2300-2000 BC) , Phylakopi I, Melos. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat No 822-833.<br />
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A complec ritual vessel with multiple pithos for offerings.
  • Cycladic ritual kernos with painted motif  Early Cycladic III (2300-2000 BC) , Phylakopi I, Melos. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat No 822-833.  Gray background.<br />
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A complec ritual vessel with multiple pithos for offerings.
  • Cycladic conical rhython with spiral decorations.   Cycladic (1650-1450 BC) , Phylakopi III, Melos. National Archaeological Museum Athens.  Cat no 5791.  Grey background.<br />
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Ceramic shapes and painted style are heavily influenced by Minoan styles during this period. Dark floral and spiral patterns are painted over a lighted backgound with wavy bands.
  • Cycladic conical rhython with spiral decorations.   Cycladic (1650-1450 BC) , Phylakopi III, Melos. National Archaeological Museum Athens.  Cat no 5791.  Gray background.<br />
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Ceramic shapes and painted style are heavily influenced by Minoan styles during this period. Dark floral and spiral patterns are painted over a lighted backgound with wavy bands.

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