The Mycenaean civilization flourished in the late Bronze Age, from the 15th to the 13th century BCE and extended its influence not only throughout the Peloponnese in Greece but also across the Aegean, in particular, on Crete and the Cycladic islands. The Mycenaeans were influenced by the earlier Minoan civilization (2000-1450 BCE) which... [continue reading]
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Mycenaean bronze tripod cauldron (1180-1050 BCE), Mycenae. Archaeological Museum, Mycenae.
published on 18 May 2013
A gold death mask from a Shaft Grave IV, Grave Circle A, Mycenae, 1600-1500 BCE. (National Archaeological Museum, Athens).
Mycenaean fresco from Mycenae (1250-1180 BCE). Archeaological Museum Mycenae.
Terracotta figure of a goddess, Medea. Tiryns, 13th century BCE.
Strings of gold beads in the form of rosettes, papyrus and lillies from Mycenae area (14th century BCE). Nafplio Archaeological Museum.
A string of gold beads (1500-1350 BCE) from Mycenae. Nafplio Archaeological Museum.
Mycenaean bridge-spouted jug displaying a Minoan influence (1500-1450 BCE). Found in the Kalkani tomb, Mycenae. Archaeological Museum Mycenae.
The pottery of the Mycenaean civilization (1550-1050 BCE), although heavily influenced by the earlier Minoans based on Crete, nevertheless, added new pottery shapes to the existing range and achieved its own distinctive decorative style which was strikingly homogenous across Mycenaean Greece. Mycenaean wares typically display stylized representations... [continue reading]
Three conical shaped rhyta (1500-1450 BCE) Mycenae area, Nafplio Archaeological Museum.
Mary Harrsch (Photographed at the Getty Villa, Malibu)
published on 28 September 2012
A Mycenaean stemmed cup (1350-1300 BCE) in terracotta and depicting stylized seashells. (The Getty Villa, Malibu, USA).