Melos, Phylakopi: Pottery, incised ware, painted geometric designs, and 'Mycenaean'

Department Archive
Collection BSA SPHS Image Collection
Reference No. BSA SPHS 01/1929.5032
Level Item
Description The glass negative is full plate size, a copy negative.
Dimensions 24 x 17.5 cm
Place Phylakopi
Melos Island
Dates 1896-1899
Creator The British School at Athens
Collection event Phylakopi Excavation 1896-1899
Scope and Content Part of a group of images from explorations and excavations on the island of Melos conducted by the British School at Athens from 1896 to 1899. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Phylakopi pottery: Incised ware. Painted geometric. Mykenaean".
Notes The dates are based on the excavation seasons at Phylakopi. Pottery sequences were not established at the time of the Phylakopi excavations and geometric designs were considered to be pre-'Mycenaean'; the term 'Mycenaean' was applied to both Cretan Minoan and Mainland Helladic pottery.
Reference Atkinson, T.D. et al. 1904. Excavations at Phylakopi in Melos. 4: pl. IV.
Atkinson, T.D. et al. 1904. Excavations at Phylakopi in Melos. 4: pl. VIII.