Mycenaean Beak-Sprouted Jug

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Liana Miate
published on 14 June 2022

The vessel is decorated with stylised argonauts or nautili (molluscs). This outstanding example of the mature phase of Mycenaean pottery presumably imitates a metal prototype.

Perhaps from Attica, Late Helladic IIIA1 Period (1400-1350 BCE). Made from clay. (Hellenic Museum, Melbourne, Victoria).

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Liana Miate
Liana is the Social Media Editor for Ancient History Encyclopedia. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree with a major in ancient Greece, Rome & Late Antiquity. She is particularly passionate about Rome and Greece, and anything to do with mythology or women.

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