Lion Circlea

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Lion circlea

This lion's head shaped rhyton, discovered at Mycenae, dates from the 16th century BCE. It shows Minoan influence in the general form, but is less naturalistic, and shows the geometric theme of Mycenaean art.

Rhyta were vases used for ritual purposes. They have an inlet an outlet hole, and were likely used in funeral libations.

 

 

 

 

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Part of The Stiff-Necked Achaeans - The Mycenaeans, a HistoryWiz exhibit