• Abstract Cycladic figurine , Louris type, from Naxos, 2800-2500 BC, Museum of Cycladic Art Athens,  Against Grey Background. <br />
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The figurine has no facial features and is of no determinable sex. The figureine is of the Louros typle, named after a site in Naxos and with stuby arms is considered to be an abstract development of the Plastiras type, of which it retains such traits and naturalistically separated legs and horizontal feet. The arms have been reduced to two protuberances at shoulder level and all anitomical features have virtually disappeared.
  • Post canonical ancient Greek Cycladic warrior or hunter figurine, Late Ccladic prioc II to Cycladic period II (2500-2000 BC)Museum of Cycladic Art Athens, cat no 308.  Against black<br />
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The relif of a baldric crossing the body left to righ suggest the figure was of a warrior or hunter. A small triangular dagger is incised as if hanging from the baldric.
  • Post canonical ancient Greek Cycladic warrior or hunter figurine, Late Ccladic prioc II to Cycladic period II (2500-2000 BC)Museum of Cycladic Art Athens, cat no 308. Against Grey Background. <br />
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The relif of a baldric crossing the body left to righ suggest the figure was of a warrior or hunter. A small triangular dagger is incised as if hanging from the baldric.
  • Post canonical ancient Greek Cycladic warrior or hunter figurine, Late Ccladic prioc II to Cycladic period II (2500-2000 BC)Museum of Cycladic Art Athens, cat no 308.<br />
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The relif of a baldric crossing the body left to righ suggest the figure was of a warrior or hunter. A small triangular dagger is incised as if hanging from the baldric.
  • Female figurine statuette : Cycladic Canonical type, Spedos variety f. Early Cycladic Period II, (2800-2300 BC), ' Museum of Cycladic Art Athens, cat no 207. Against white.
  • Female figurine statuette : Cycladic Canonical type, Spedos variety f. Early Cycladic Period II, (2800-2300 BC), ' Museum of Cycladic Art Athens, cat no 207.  Against black
  • Female figurine statuette : Cycladic Canonical type, Spedos variety f. Early Cycladic Period II, (2800-2300 BC), ' Museum of Cycladic Art Athens, cat no 207. Against Grey Background.
  • Female figurine statuette: Cycladic Canonical type, combining Dokathismata and Spedos variety. Early Cycladic Period II, (2800-2300 BC), 'Steiner Master'.  Museum of Cycladic Art Athens, cat no 283.  Against white.
  • Female figurine statuette: Cycladic Canonical type, combining Dokathismata and Spedos variety. Early Cycladic Period II, (2800-2300 BC), 'Steiner Master'.  Museum of Cycladic Art Athens, cat no 283.   Against black
  • Female figurine statuette: Cycladic Canonical type, combining Dokathismata and Spedos variety. Early Cycladic Period II, (2800-2300 BC), 'Steiner Master'.  Museum of Cycladic Art Athens, cat no 283.  Against Grey Background.
  • Cycladic Canonical type, Spedos variety female figurine statuette. Early Cycladic Period II, (2800-2300 BC), 'Steiner Master'.  Museum of Cycladic Art Athens, cat no 654.   Against black
  • Cycladic Canonical type, Spedos variety female figurine statuette. Early Cycladic Period II, (2800-2300 BC), 'Steiner Master'.  Museum of Cycladic Art Athens, cat no 654
  • Cycladic Post Canonical type, Chalandrian variety female figurine statuette. Early Cycladic Period II Late Syros phase, (2500-2300 BC), Museum of Cycladic Art Athens, cat no 102.   Against black
  • Cycladic Post Canonical type, Chalandrian variety female figurine statuette. Early Cycladic Period II Late Syros phase, (2500-2300 BC), Museum of Cycladic Art Athens, cat no 102
  • Cycladic Post Canonical type, Chalandrian variety female figurine statuette. Early Cycladic Period II Late Syros phase, (2500-2300 BC), Museum of Cycladic Art Athens, cat no 102.  Against Grey Background.
  • Rare male Cycladic statue of a seated warrior or hunter holding a cup. Early Cycladic Period II, (2800-2300 BC), Museum of Cycladic Art Athens,   Against black<br />
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Male Cycladic figures are rare and are usually of musicians or hunters and warriors.
  • Cycladic Canonical type, Spedos variety female figurine statuette from Naxos or Keros. Early Cycladic Period II, (2800-2300 BC), 'Goulandris Master'.  Museum of Cycladic Art Athens,   Against black<br />
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The 'Goulandris Master' was named because of the N.P Goulandris collection which had a significat number of Cycladic figureines attributed to one sculptor. The characteristic traits of his work are : statues of 32 to 98 cm tall, precise incisions demarcating the neck, the abdomen and pubic triangle asv well as knees and spinal column, the statues have a rounded outline. Traces of colour were found on the statue.
  • Cycladic Canonical type, Spedos variety female figurine statuette from Naxos or Keros. Early Cycladic Period II, (2800-2300 BC), 'Goulandris Master'.  Museum of Cycladic Art Athens,  Against Grey Background. <br />
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The 'Goulandris Master' was named because of the N.P Goulandris collection which had a significat number of Cycladic figureines attributed to one sculptor. The characteristic traits of his work are : statues of 32 to 98 cm tall, precise incisions demarcating the neck, the abdomen and pubic triangle asv well as knees and spinal column, the statues have a rounded outline. Traces of colour were found on the statue.
  • Cycladic Canonical type, Spedos variety female figurine statuette from Naxos or Keros. Early Cycladic Period II, (2800-2300 BC), 'Goulandris Master'.  Museum of Cycladic Art Athens, <br />
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The 'Goulandris Master' was named because of the N.P Goulandris collection which had a significat number of Cycladic figureines attributed to one sculptor. The characteristic traits of his work are : statues of 32 to 98 cm tall, precise incisions demarcating the neck, the abdomen and pubic triangle asv well as knees and spinal column, the statues have a rounded outline. Traces of colour were found on the statue.
  • Cycladic Canonical type, Spedos variety female figurine statuette. Early Cycladic Period II from Syros phase , (2800-2300 BC). Attributed to the 'Copenhagen Master' Museum of Cycladic Art Athens, <br />
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The short legs have no knees and end in rudimentary feet. The legs probably broke at the knees and an artists remodelled  the truncated legs with toes. It is a rare example of remodelling in Cycladic art
  • Female Cycladic Canonical type, Spedos variety female figurine statuette. Early Cycladic Period II from Syros phase , (2800-2300 BC). Museum of Cycladic Art Athens,  Against Grey Background. <br />
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Traces of painted decoration in red were found on the face and trunk. The nose was painted completely and four verticle bands are visible in the forehead, three on the neck and traces of bands on the chest and oblique bands on the forearms, seven on the left four on the right.
  • Large Female Cycladic Canonical type, Spedos variety female figurine statuette. Early Cycladic Period II from Syros phase , 1.4m high (2800-2300 BC). Museum of Cycladic Art Athens,  Against Grey Background. <br />
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This impressive Cycladic statue is distinguished by its clear outlines and perfect proportions as well as plasticity of form. A sense of movement is introduced into the staue by its left hip being raised and a slight inclination of the head to the right. This movement gives the statue an air of mysetery and makes it a precursor of the later Archaic statue forms. This sense of movement also sets this Cycladic statue apart from other of the period. It was probably a cult statue and stood at the shrine of a cult goddess.
  • Large Female Cycladic Canonical type, Spedos variety female figurine statuette. Early Cycladic Period II from Syros phase , 1.4m high (2800-2300 BC). Museum of Cycladic Art Athens,  Against white.<br />
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This impressive Cycladic statue is distinguished by its clear outlines and perfect proportions as well as plasticity of form. A sense of movement is introduced into the staue by its left hip being raised and a slight inclination of the head to the right. This movement gives the statue an air of mysetery and makes it a precursor of the later Archaic statue forms. This sense of movement also sets this Cycladic statue apart from other of the period. It was probably a cult statue and stood at the shrine of a cult goddess.
  • Large Female Cycladic Canonical type, Spedos variety female figurine statuette. Early Cycladic Period II from Syros phase , 1.4m high (2800-2300 BC). Museum of Cycladic Art Athens, <br />
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This impressive Cycladic statue is distinguished by its clear outlines and perfect proportions as well as plasticity of form. A sense of movement is introduced into the staue by its left hip being raised and a slight inclination of the head to the right. This movement gives the statue an air of mysetery and makes it a precursor of the later Archaic statue forms. This sense of movement also sets this Cycladic statue apart from other of the period. It was probably a cult statue and stood at the shrine of a cult goddess.
  • Large Female Cycladic Canonical type, Spedos variety female figurine statuette. Early Cycladic Period II from Syros phase , 1.4m high (2800-2300 BC). Museum of Cycladic Art Athens,  Against black<br />
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This impressive Cycladic statue is distinguished by its clear outlines and perfect proportions as well as plasticity of form. A sense of movement is introduced into the staue by its left hip being raised and a slight inclination of the head to the right. This movement gives the statue an air of mysetery and makes it a precursor of the later Archaic statue forms. This sense of movement also sets this Cycladic statue apart from other of the period. It was probably a cult statue and stood at the shrine of a cult goddess.
  • Female Cycladic Canonical type, Spedos variety female figurine statuette. Early Cycladic Period II from Syros phase (2800-2300 BC). Museum of Cycladic Art Athens, cat no 282.  Against black
  • Female Cycladic Canonical type, Spedos variety female figurine statuette. Early Cycladic Period II from Syros phase (2800-2300 BC). Museum of Cycladic Art Athens, cat no 282
  • Female Cycladic Canonical type, Spedos variety female figurine statuette. Early Cycladic Period II from Syros phase (2800-2300 BC). Museum of Cycladic Art Athens,  Against white.<br />
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The cycladic figurine has a band etched high on its forehead and a large area on the back of the head of spiralling curls. The surface has probably been protected by paint and the outline of the left eye paint is still detectable as a greyish tinge. It can be assumed that both hair and eyes were painted. Canonical type, Spedos variety
  • Female Cycladic Canonical type, Spedos variety female figurine statuette. Early Cycladic Period II from Syros phase (2800-2300 BC). Museum of Cycladic Art Athens,  Against black.<br />
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The cycladic figurine has a band etched high on its forehead and a large area on the back of the head of spiralling curls. The surface has probably been protected by paint and the outline of the left eye paint is still detectable as a greyish tinge. It can be assumed that both hair and eyes were painted. Canonical type, Spedos variety
  • Female Cycladic Canonical type, Spedos variety female figurine statuette. Early Cycladic Period II from Syros phase (2800-2300 BC). Museum of Cycladic Art Athens,  Against Grey Background. <br />
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The cycladic figurine has a band etched high on its forehead and a large area on the back of the head of spiralling curls. The surface has probably been protected by paint and the outline of the left eye paint is still detectable as a greyish tinge. It can be assumed that both hair and eyes were painted. Canonical type, Spedos variety
  • Female Cycladic Canonical type, Spedos variety female figurine statuette. Early Cycladic Period II from Syros phase (2800-2300 BC). Museum of Cycladic Art Athens,<br />
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The cycladic figurine has a band etched high on its forehead and a large area on the back of the head of spiralling curls. The surface has probably been protected by paint and the outline of the left eye paint is still detectable as a greyish tinge. It can be assumed that both hair and eyes were painted. Canonical type, Spedos variety
  • Terra cotta Mycenaean cult figurines with raised arms found at Delphi,  1400-1050 BC, Delphi National Archaeological Museum.   Against black<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.
  • Terra cotta Mycenaean cult figurines with raised arms found at Delphi,  1400-1050 BC, Delphi National Archaeological Museum.  Against white.<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.
  • Terra cotta Mycenaean seated cult figurine on a tripod seat,  found at Delphi,  1400-1050 BC, Delphi National Archaeological Museum.   Against grey.
  • Terra cotta Mycenaean seated cult figurine on a tripod seat,  found at Delphi,  1400-1050 BC, Delphi National Archaeological Museum.  Against white.
  • Terra cotta Mycenaean seated cult figurine on a tripod seat,  found at Delphi,  1400-1050 BC, Delphi National Archaeological Museum.
  • 'Jockey of Artrmision' a Hellenistic bronze statue of a boy riding a horse. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Circa 140 BC. Cat No X 15177<br />
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Retrieved in pieces from a shipwreck of Cape Artemision in Euboea. The young jockey holds a rein in his left hand and a whip in his right. His face has a passionate expression with furrowas on his face. The pieces of the Bronze sculpture were reassembled in 1971.
  • 'Jockey of Artrmision' a Hellenistic bronze statue of a boy riding a horse. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Circa 140 BC. Cat No X 15177<br />
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Retrieved in pieces from a shipwreck of Cape Artemision in Euboea. The young jockey holds a rein in his left hand and a whip in his right. His face has a passionate expression with furrowas on his face. The pieces of the Bronze sculpture were reassembled in 1971.
  • 'Jockey of Artrmision' a Hellenistic bronze statue of a boy riding a horse. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Circa 140 BC. Cat No X 15177<br />
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Retrieved in pieces from a shipwreck of Cape Artemision in Euboea. The young jockey holds a rein in his left hand and a whip in his right. His face has a passionate expression with furrowas on his face. The pieces of the Bronze sculpture were reassembled in 1971.
  • Minoan clay lion's head rhython, Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini) National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.<br />
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Created in a naturalistic style, this lions head rhython has a small pouring hole in its muzzle and would have been used during ceremonies
  • Theran Minoan polychrome kymbe with dolphin decorations, Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini) National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.<br />
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The kymbe is a typical Theran Minoan elongated vessel whose use is unknown.
  • Theran Minoan polychrome kymbe with dolphin decorations, Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini) National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.<br />
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The kymbe is a typical Theran Minoan elongated vessel whose use is unknown.
  • Theran Minoan polychrome kymbe with dolphin decorations, Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini) National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.<br />
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The kymbe is a typical Theran Minoan elongated vessel whose use is unknown.
  • Minoan cylindrical vessel decorated with leafy bands, Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini) National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.<br />
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The vessels bottom is pierced so was probably used like a rhython during ceremonies.
  • Minoan Thiran conical rhython decorated with vertical bands of wavy lines, Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini) National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.
  • Minoan Thiran conical rhython decorated with vertical bands of wavy lines, Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini) National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.
  • Minoan pconical rhython with lilies decoration made in Minoan Crete, Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini) National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.
  • Minoan pconical rhython with lilies decoration made in Minoan Crete, Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini) National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.
  • Large Pithos storage jar decorated with wavy lbands and linaear A inscription, Knossos Palace, Crete.  National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.<br />
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From the 1887 excavations of Kalokairinos, Knossos.
  • Minoan Theran style strainer jar decorated with spirals on a dark background, Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini) National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.<br />
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This style of strainer jar is characteristic of Theran Minoan pottery also found on Minoan Crete. A strainer incorporated into the jar probably allowed it to be used in the manufacture of aramatic oils or as an incense burner.
  • Minoan Theran style strainer jar decorated with lilies on a dark background, Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini) National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.<br />
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This style of strainer jar is characteristic of Theran Minoan pottery also found on Minoan Crete. A strainer incorporated into the jar probably allowed it to be used in the manufacture of aramatic oils or as an incense burner.
  • Minoan Theran style strainer jar decorated with lilies on a dark background, Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini) National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.<br />
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This style of strainer jar is characteristic of Theran Minoan pottery also found on Minoan Crete. A strainer incorporated into the jar probably allowed it to be used in the manufacture of aramatic oils or as an incense burner.
  • Minoan bridge spouted jug with spiral decorations, Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini) National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.
  • Minoan bridge spouted jug with spiral decorations, Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini) National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.
  • Minoan bridge spouted jug with spiral decorations, Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini) National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.
  • Minoan bronze jug decorated with spirals and arches, Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini) National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.
  • Minoan bronze jug decorated with spirals and arches, Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini) National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.
  • Minoan clay polychrome pithoid jar with reed decoration, Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini) National Archaeological Museum Athens.
  • Minoan clay polychrome pithoid jar with reed decoration, Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini) National Archaeological Museum Athens.
  • Minoan clay polychrome pithoid jar with reed decoration, Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini) National Archaeological Museum Athens.
  • Tall elegant Minoan polychrome jug decorated with reeds, Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini) National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.
  • Minoan polychrome amphora decorated with large circles, Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini) National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.<br />
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The circle design on the pot may have been a symbol indicating its contents
  • Large Minoan polychrome jug decorated with dolphins, Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini) National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.<br />
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The illustrated dolphins on this jug are swimming happily in a marine scape, by the same painter as the 'Galloping Lions' jug
  • Large Minoan polychrome jug decorated with dolphins, Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini) National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.<br />
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The illustrated dolphins on this jug are swimming happily in a marine scape, by the same painter as the 'Galloping Lions' jug
  • Large Minoan polychrome jug decorated with dolphins, Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini) National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.<br />
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The illustrated dolphins on this jug are swimming happily in a marine scape, by the same painter as the 'Galloping Lions' jug
  • Large Minoan polychrome jug decorated with dolphins, Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini) National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.<br />
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The illustrated dolphins on this jug are swimming happily in a marine scape, by the same painter as the 'Galloping Lions' jug
  • Large Minoan polychrome jug decorated with dolphins, Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini) National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.<br />
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The illustrated dolphins on this jug are swimming happily in a marine scape, by the same painter as the 'Galloping Lions' jug
  • Large Minoan polychrome jug decorated with dolphins, Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini) National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.<br />
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The illustrated dolphins on this jug are swimming happily in a marine scape, by the same painter as the 'Galloping Lions' jug
  • Large Minoan polychrome jug decorated with dolphins, Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini) National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.<br />
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The illustrated dolphins on this jug are swimming happily in a marine scape, by the same painter as the 'Galloping Lions' jug
  • Large Minoan polychrome jug decorated with dolphins, Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini) National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.<br />
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The illustrated dolphins on this jug are swimming happily in a marine scape, by the same painter as the 'Galloping Lions' jug
  • Large Minoan polychrome jug decorated with dolphins, Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini) National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.<br />
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The illustrated dolphins on this jug are swimming happily in a marine scape, by the same painter as the 'Galloping Lions' jug
  • Large Minoan polychrome jug decorated with dolphins, Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini) National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.<br />
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The illustrated dolphins on this jug are swimming happily in a marine scape, by the same painter as the 'Galloping Lions' jug
  • Large Minoan polychrome jug decorated with dolphins, Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini) National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.<br />
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The illustrated dolphins on this jug are swimming happily in a marine scape, by the same painter as the 'Galloping Lions' jug
  • Minoan clay polychrome beak spouted nippled ewer with human and bird features, Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini) National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.<br />
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A characteristic Theran ewer used for libabtions this pot has both painted and plastic features. The dots around the neck represent a necklace.
  • Minoan clay polychrome pithoid jar with painted circles, Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini) National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.
  • Minoan clay polychrome pithoid jar with painted circles, Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini) National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.
  • Minoan cay vase with painted goat in a crocus landscape from Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini), National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.<br />
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 From the French Archaeological School in Athens collection.
  • Minoan cay vase with painted goat in a crocus landscape from Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini), National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.<br />
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 From the French Archaeological School in Athens collection.
  • Minoan cay vase with painted goat in a crocus landscape from Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini), National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.<br />
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 From the French Archaeological School in Athens collection.
  • Minoan cay vase with painted lilies on a dark background from Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini), National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.<br />
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This fine example of Minoan Theran polychrome pottery depicts two lions or panthers in full flight with two eyes on its spout. By the same painter as the 'Dolphing Jugs'  From the French Archaeological School in Athens collection.
  • Minoan cay vase with painted lilies on a dark background from Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini), National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.<br />
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This fine example of Minoan Theran polychrome pottery depicts two lions or panthers in full flight with two eyes on its spout. By the same painter as the 'Dolphing Jugs'  From the French Archaeological School in Athens collection.
  • Minoan cay vase with painted lilies on a dark background from Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini), National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.<br />
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This fine example of Minoan Theran polychrome pottery depicts two lions or panthers in full flight with two eyes on its spout. By the same painter as the 'Dolphing Jugs'  From the French Archaeological School in Athens collection.
  • 'Flying gallop' clay vase. Minoan Polychrome arge jug with eyes on its spout and lions or panthers, Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini) National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.<br />
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This fine example of Minoan Theran polychrome pottery depicts two lions or panthers in full flight with two eyes on its spout. By the same painter as the 'Dolphing Jugs'  From the French Archaeological School in Athens collection.
  • 'Flying gallop' clay vase. Minoan Polychrome arge jug with eyes on its spout and lions or panthers, Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini) National Archaeological Museum Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.<br />
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This fine example of Minoan Theran polychrome pottery depicts two lions or panthers in full flight with two eyes on its spout. By the same painter as the 'Dolphing Jugs'  From the French Archaeological School in Athens collection.
  • The Spring fresco Minoan Wall painting from Akrotiri, National archaeological Musuem Athens Minoan artefact. 17th-16th cent BC.<br />
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The Minoan 'Spring Fresco' is the only fresco found in situ at Akritiri covering three walls. It depicts the rocky Theran lanscape of Santorini before the volcanic eruption: clusetrs of red lilies with yellow stems dominate the red and grey volcanic rock formations. Swallows swoop above, either alone or in pairs animating the scene and announcing natures annual rebirth of Spring.<br />
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The Spring fresco has an opulent use of colours and a lively movement bu the lilies swaying in the wind as well as the swallows at play. Room D2 Complex D.
  • Monoan 'Antelope fresco' Wall painting from Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini). National archaeological Musuem Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.<br />
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The Antelope fresco dep[icts two antelopes sketched with strong dark lines on a white plaster background. Their simple figures are slender and agile, and theri movements reserved are reserved yet expressive. From the same room as the 'Boxing Children' fresco the emsemble may have had a larger symbolic meaning. Room B1, Building B.
  • Monoan 'Antelope fresco' Wall painting from Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini). National archaeological Musuem Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.<br />
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The Antelope fresco dep[icts two antelopes sketched with strong dark lines on a white plaster background. Their simple figures are slender and agile, and theri movements reserved are reserved yet expressive. From the same room as the 'Boxing Children' fresco the emsemble may have had a larger symbolic meaning. Room B1, Building B.
  • Monoan 'Antelope fresco' Wall painting from Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini). National archaeological Musuem Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.<br />
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The Antelope fresco dep[icts two antelopes sketched with strong dark lines on a white plaster background. Their simple figures are slender and agile, and theri movements reserved are reserved yet expressive. From the same room as the 'Boxing Children' fresco the emsemble may have had a larger symbolic meaning. Room B1, Building B.
  • Monoan 'Antelope fresco' Wall painting from Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini). National archaeological Musuem Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.<br />
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The Antelope fresco dep[icts two antelopes sketched with strong dark lines on a white plaster background. Their simple figures are slender and agile, and theri movements reserved are reserved yet expressive. From the same room as the 'Boxing Children' fresco the emsemble may have had a larger symbolic meaning. Room B1, Building B.
  • Monoan 'Antelope fresco' Wall painting from Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini). National archaeological Musuem Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.<br />
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The Antelope fresco dep[icts two antelopes sketched with strong dark lines on a white plaster background. Their simple figures are slender and agile, and theri movements reserved are reserved yet expressive. From the same room as the 'Boxing Children' fresco the emsemble may have had a larger symbolic meaning. Room B1, Building B.
  • Monoan 'Antelope fresco' Wall painting from Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini). National archaeological Musuem Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.<br />
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The Antelope fresco dep[icts two antelopes sketched with strong dark lines on a white plaster background. Their simple figures are slender and agile, and theri movements reserved are reserved yet expressive. From the same room as the 'Boxing Children' fresco the emsemble may have had a larger symbolic meaning. Room B1, Building B.
  • Monoan 'Antelope fresco' Wall painting from Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini). National archaeological Musuem Athens. 17th-16th cent BC.<br />
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The Antelope fresco dep[icts two antelopes sketched with strong dark lines on a white plaster background. Their simple figures are slender and agile, and theri movements reserved are reserved yet expressive. From the same room as the 'Boxing Children' fresco the emsemble may have had a larger symbolic meaning. Room B1, Building B.
  • Minoan 'Boxing Children' fresco Wall painting from Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini). National archaeological Musuem Athens artefact. 17th-16th cent BC.<br />
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The 'Boxing Children' fresco depicts two naked boys wearing belts and boxing gloves. Their heads are shaved but for two long locks at the back and two shorter ones on their forehead. Their dark complexion indicated thair gender. The boy on the left is the more reserved of the two and wears jewelry consisting of a necklace and two bracelets, one on his arm and the other around his ankle, which indicated his higher social status. From room B1 of building B.
  • Minoan 'Boxing Children' fresco Wall painting from Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini). National archaeological Musuem Athens artefact. 17th-16th cent BC.<br />
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The 'Boxing Children' fresco depicts two naked boys wearing belts and boxing gloves. Their heads are shaved but for two long locks at the back and two shorter ones on their forehead. Their dark complexion indicated thair gender. The boy on the left is the more reserved of the two and wears jewelry consisting of a necklace and two bracelets, one on his arm and the other around his ankle, which indicated his higher social status. From room B1 of building B.
  • Minoan 'Boxing Children' fresco Wall painting from Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini). National archaeological Musuem Athens artefact. 17th-16th cent BC.<br />
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The 'Boxing Children' fresco depicts two naked boys wearing belts and boxing gloves. Their heads are shaved but for two long locks at the back and two shorter ones on their forehead. Their dark complexion indicated thair gender. The boy on the left is the more reserved of the two and wears jewelry consisting of a necklace and two bracelets, one on his arm and the other around his ankle, which indicated his higher social status. From room B1 of building B.
  • Minoan 'Boxing Children' fresco Wall painting from Akrotiri, Thira (Santorini). National archaeological Musuem Athens artefact. 17th-16th cent BC.<br />
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The 'Boxing Children' fresco depicts two naked boys wearing belts and boxing gloves. Their heads are shaved but for two long locks at the back and two shorter ones on their forehead. Their dark complexion indicated thair gender. The boy on the left is the more reserved of the two and wears jewelry consisting of a necklace and two bracelets, one on his arm and the other around his ankle, which indicated his higher social status. From room B1 of building B.
  • Mycenaean female figurine with raised arms, psi type, from Mycenae tomb , Archaeological Museum Athens. Black Background<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 female figurine with raised arms, psi type, from Mycenae tomb , Archaeological Museum Athens. Grey Background<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 female figurine with raised arms, psi type, from Mycenae tomb , Archaeological Museum Athens. Grey art Background <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.
  • Cycladic bronze spearhead.  Early Cycladic II (2800-2300 BC) , Amorgos. National Archaeological Museum Athens.  White background.
  • Cycladic bronze spearhead.  Early Cycladic II (2800-2300 BC) , Amorgos. National Archaeological Museum Athens.
  • Cycladic bronze dagger.  Early Cycladic II (2800-2300 BC) , Phylakopi, Melos. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat no 9337.   White background.
  • Cycladic bronze dagger.  Early Cycladic II (2800-2300 BC) , Phylakopi, Melos. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat no 9337
  • Cycladic bronze dagger.  Early Cycladic II (2800-2300 BC) , Phylakopi, Melos. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat no 9337.   Grey background.
  • Cycladic bronze dagger.  Early Cycladic II (2800-2300 BC) , Phylakopi, Melos. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat no 9337.  Black background.
  • Cycladic bronze dagger.  Early Cycladic II (2800-2300 BC) , Phylakopi, Melos. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat no 9337.   Gray background.
  • 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 .
  • Burnished monochrome Cycladic animal shaped wase with geometric incissions.  Cycladic III (2300-2000 BC) , Phylakopi, Melos. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat No 5697-8.  Gray background.<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.  Black background.
  • 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 rounded alabastron top with 'marine style' decoration.   Cycladic (15th cent BC BC) , Phylakopi I-IV, Melos. National Archaeological Museum Athens.  Cat no 5777.
  • Cycladic rounded alabastron top with 'marine style' decoration.   Cycladic (15th cent BC BC) , Phylakopi I-IV, Melos. National Archaeological Museum Athens.  Cat no 5777.   Gray background.
  • Cycladic ceramic spherical pyxis with impressed  linear decoration. Cycladic II (2800-2300 BC) , Chalandriani, Syros. National Archaeological Museum Athens.   Grey background.
  • 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 ceramic kernos with painted linear decoration. Cycladic II (2800-2300 BC) , Chalandriani, Syros. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat no 6185.<br />
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Composed of 8 small pyxides with painted linear decoration, this complex vessel was probably for ritual use.
  • Cycladic ceramic spherical pyxis with painted linear decoration. Cycladic II (2800-2300 BC) , Chalandriani, Syros. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat no 5170
  • Cycladic 'Kastri Group' tea pot.  Early Cycladic III (2300-2000 BC) , Phylakopi I, Melos. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat No 6104 1-3.<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.  Grey 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 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 cylindrical vase illustrated with a fisherman (1600 BC) , Phylakopi III, Melos. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat No 5782.  White 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.  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 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 ceramic krater with impressed  linear decoration. Cycladic II (2800-2300 BC) , Chalandriani, Syros. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat No 5258.  Black background.
  • Cycladic ceramic krater with impressed  linear decoration. Cycladic II (2800-2300 BC) , Chalandriani, Syros. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat No 5188.   Grey background.
  • Cycladic ceramic krater with impressed  linear decoration. Cycladic II (2800-2300 BC) , Chalandriani, Syros. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat No 5188.   Gray background.
  • Cycladic ceramic krater with impressed  linear decoration. Cycladic II (2800-2300 BC) , Chalandriani, Syros. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat No 5188
  • Cycladic ceramic krater with impressed  linear decoration. Cycladic II (2800-2300 BC) , Chalandriani, Syros. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat No 6180.   White background.
  • Cycladic ceramic krater with impressed  linear decoration. Cycladic II (2800-2300 BC) , Chalandriani, Syros. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat No 6180.   Gray background.
  • 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 beaked nippled jug with monstrous creature decoration.   Cycladic (18th-17th cent BC BC) , Phylakopi I-IV, Melos. National Archaeological Museum Athens.  Cat no 5777.  Black background.
  • 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.
  • 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.   Gray background.
  • Cycladic ceramic jug with linear decoration. Cycladic II (2800-2300 BC) , Chalandriani, Syros. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat no 5147.   White background.
  • Cycladic ceramic jug with linear decoration. Cycladic II (2800-2300 BC) , Chalandriani, Syros. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat no 5147.  Black background.
  • Cycladic askos with hatched painted decoration.  Cycladic III (2300-2000 BC) , Phylakopi, Melos. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat no 5826.  Black background.<br />
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Decorated pottery is rare during this Ccladic period. This Cycladic askos has vertical handle on top with a spout. It has painted decoration of hatched bands and a lozenge pattern
  • Cycladic askos with hatched painted decoration.  Cycladic III (2300-2000 BC) , Phylakopi, Melos. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat no 5826.   Gray background.<br />
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Decorated pottery is rare during this Ccladic period. This Cycladic askos has vertical handle on top with a spout. It has painted decoration of hatched bands and a lozenge pattern
  • Cycladic amphora with bird decoration.  Cycladic III (2300-2000 BC) , Phylakopi, Melos. National Archaeological Museum Athens. cat no 5748.  Black background.<br />
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During this Ctcladic period pottery was predominatly monochrome and brnished , this amphora is a rare example of bird decorated pottery from the era
  • Cycladic amphora with 'melian' painted motifs.  Early Cycladic III (2300-2000 BC) , Phylakopi I, Melos. National Archaeological Museum Athens.  Black background.
  • Cycladic amphora with 'melian' painted motifs.  Early Cycladic III (2300-2000 BC) , Phylakopi I, Melos. National Archaeological Museum Athens.   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 footed necked jar with impressed decration.  Early Cycladic III (2300-2000 BC) , Phylakopi I, Melos. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat No 6168. Black background.<br />
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During this period pottery was often monochrome with polised slip finishes sometimes with incised or impressed decorations.
  • Cycladic footed necked jar with impressed decration.  Early Cycladic III (2300-2000 BC) , Phylakopi I, Melos. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat No 6168.  Grey background.<br />
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During this period pottery was often monochrome with polised slip finishes sometimes with incised or impressed decorations.
  • Cycladic monachrome polished slip 'sauce boat' from Syros.  Early Cycladic III (2300-2000 BC) , Phylakopi I, Melos. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat No 55, 5159.  White background.<br />
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These so called 'sauce boats' were a new shape and style that appeared during this period.
  • Cycladic monachrome polished slip 'sauce boat' from Syros.  Early Cycladic III (2300-2000 BC) , Phylakopi I, Melos. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat No 55, 5159. Black background.<br />
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These so called 'sauce boats' were a new shape and style that appeared during this period.
  • Cycladic monachrome polished slip 'sauce boat' from Syros.  Early Cycladic III (2300-2000 BC) , Phylakopi I, Melos. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat No 55, 5159.  Grey background.<br />
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These so called 'sauce boats' were a new shape and style that appeared during this period.
  • Cycladic monachrome polished slip 'sauce boat' from Syros.  Early Cycladic III (2300-2000 BC) , Phylakopi I, Melos. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat No 55, 5159.<br />
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These so called 'sauce boats' were a new shape and style that appeared during this period.
  • 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.
  • Cycladic pithos with geometric designs.  Early Cycladic III (2300-2000 BC) , Phylakopi, Melos. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat No 5831. Black background.<br />
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During this period pottery was plainer with simple geometric decorations. Depicts of birds or lowers were rare.
  • Cycladic pithos with geometric designs.  Early Cycladic III (2300-2000 BC) , Phylakopi, Melos. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat No 5831.  Grey background.<br />
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During this period pottery was plainer with simple geometric decorations. Depicts of birds or lowers were rare.
  • Cycladic pithos with geometric designs.  Early Cycladic III (2300-2000 BC) , Phylakopi, Melos. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat No 5831.<br />
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During this period pottery was plainer with simple geometric decorations. Depicts of birds or lowers were rare.
  • Cycladic beak spouted jug.  Early Cycladic III (2300-2000 BC) , Phylakopi, Melos. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat No 5726.<br />
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During this period pottery was plainer with simple geometric decorations. Depicts of birds or lowers were rare.
  • Spherical jug spiral and floral decorated. Early Cycladic I (1650-1550 BC); Phylakopi; Melos. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat No 5818.<br />
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During this Cycladic period the pottery designs were heavily influenced by Cretean minoan with pottery.
  • Spherical jug spiral and floral decorated. Early Cycladic I (1650-1550 BC); Phylakopi; Melos. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat No 5818.  Gray background.<br />
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During this Cycladic period the pottery designs were heavily influenced by Cretean minoan with pottery.
  • Bridge spouted jug bird decorated. Early Cycladic I (1650-1550 BC); Phylakopi; Melos. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat No 5768. 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 bird patterns.
  • Bridge spouted jug bird decorated. Early Cycladic I (1650-1550 BC); Phylakopi; Melos. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat No 5768.  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 bird patterns.
  • 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.
  • 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 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 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.  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.<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,  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 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 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 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.  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 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.
  • 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.   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 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.
  • 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.   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.
  • 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.
  • 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.   Grey 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.
  • 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. Black 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.
  • 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.   Grey 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.
  • 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. <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.
  • 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. <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.
  • 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. Black 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.   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. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. <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. 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.   White background.
  • 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.   White 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). 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. 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 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.   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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 pots and vases depicting octopuses and Mycenaean chariots, National Archaeological Museum Athens. Black Background<br />
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Left: Three handled Palace Style Mycenaean amphora with octpuses and marinescape decorations motifs, Mycenaean cemetery, Argive Prosymna, tomb 2, 15 cnt BC,  Cat no 6725. <br />
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Middle: Mycenaean three handled styrup jar with painted zig zag  and double axesdesigns, Tholos tomb 2 , Myrsinochori, Messenia, 15th cent BC. Cat No 8376.<br />
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Right:Mycenaean pictorial Krater decorated with a horse and chariot, Tiryns Acropolis - 12-14th cent BC.  Cat No 115.
  • Mycenaean pots and vases depicting octopuses and Mycenaean chariots, National Archaeological Museum Athens. Grey Background<br />
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Left: Three handled Palace Style Mycenaean amphora with octpuses and marinescape decorations motifs, Mycenaean cemetery, Argive Prosymna, tomb 2, 15 cnt BC,  Cat no 6725. <br />
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Middle: Mycenaean three handled styrup jar with painted zig zag  and double axesdesigns, Tholos tomb 2 , Myrsinochori, Messenia, 15th cent BC. Cat No 8376.<br />
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Right:Mycenaean pictorial Krater decorated with a horse and chariot, Tiryns Acropolis - 12-14th cent BC.  Cat No 115.
  • Mycenaean pots and vases depicting octopuses and Mycenaean chariots, National Archaeological Museum Athens. Grey art Background <br />
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Left: Three handled Palace Style Mycenaean amphora with octpuses and marinescape decorations motifs, Mycenaean cemetery, Argive Prosymna, tomb 2, 15 cnt BC,  Cat no 6725. <br />
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Middle: Mycenaean three handled styrup jar with painted zig zag  and double axesdesigns, Tholos tomb 2 , Myrsinochori, Messenia, 15th cent BC. Cat No 8376.<br />
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Right:Mycenaean pictorial Krater decorated with a horse and chariot, Tiryns Acropolis - 12-14th cent BC.  Cat No 115.
  • Mycenaean gold death mask, Mask of Agamemnon, Grave Cicle A, Mycenae, Greece.National Archaeological Museum of Athens.  White 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 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 gold death mask, Mask of Agamemnon, Grave Cicle A, Mycenae, Greece.National Archaeological Museum of Athens.   Grey Art 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, Greece Cat No 11672. National Archaeological Museum, Athens. <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.
  • The 'figure of eight shield'  Mycenaean fresco wall painting, Mycenae, Greece Cat No 11672. National Archaeological Museum, Athens.  White 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.
  • The 'figure of eight shield'  Mycenaean fresco wall painting, Mycenae Acropolis, Greece Cat No 11671. National Archaeological Museum, Athens. Grey art Background <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.
  • 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.
  • 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 ivory figure of eight shield from the Palace workshops of Mycenae. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat No 1027, 7102. White Background.
  • Mycenaean ivory figure of eight shield from the Palace workshops of Mycenae. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat No 1027, 7102. Black Background
  • Mycenaean ivory figure of eight shield from the Palace workshops of Mycenae. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat No 1027, 7102.
  • Mycenaean  Boars tusk helmet from Chamber tomb 515, Mycenae, 16th cent BC. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat No 6507. White Background.<br />
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Ths Mycenaean  Boars tusk helmet has cheek guards and a bone hook ontopExcavated by Christos Tsountas 1887-1898 from the tomb cemeteries that developed on the hillsides surrounding the Acropolis of Mycenae. These tombs were for high ranking officials and ordinary civilians. Most of tese graves were intact with their grave goods un touched.
  • Mycenaean  Boars tusk helmet from Chamber tomb 515, Mycenae, 16th cent BC. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat No 6507. Black Background<br />
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Ths Mycenaean  Boars tusk helmet has cheek guards and a bone hook ontopExcavated by Christos Tsountas 1887-1898 from the tomb cemeteries that developed on the hillsides surrounding the Acropolis of Mycenae. These tombs were for high ranking officials and ordinary civilians. Most of tese graves were intact with their grave goods un touched.
  • Mycenaean  Boars tusk helmet from Chamber tomb 515, Mycenae, 16th cent BC. National Archaeological Museum Athens. Cat No 6507.<br />
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Ths Mycenaean  Boars tusk helmet has cheek guards and a bone hook ontopExcavated by Christos Tsountas 1887-1898 from the tomb cemeteries that developed on the hillsides surrounding the Acropolis of Mycenae. These tombs were for high ranking officials and ordinary civilians. Most of tese graves were intact with their grave goods un touched.
  • 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 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.  White 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. 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. White 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. 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
  • Close up of a 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. Grey Background<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.
  • Close up of a 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. Black Background<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.
  • Mycenaean fresco wall painting of three women, Ramp House, Mycenae Acropolis, Greece Cat No 1015. National Archaeological Museum, Athens. White 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 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 hunting demons, Mycenae Acropolis, Greece Cat No 2665. National Archaeological Museum, Athens.<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 hunting demons, Mycenae Acropolis, Greece Cat No 2665. National Archaeological Museum, Athens. Grey 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 hunting demons, Mycenae Acropolis, Greece Cat No 2665. National Archaeological Museum, Athens. Black 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 hunting demons, Mycenae Acropolis, Greece Cat No 2665. National Archaeological Museum, Athens. Grey art 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 art 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.<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. 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. Grey art 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.

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