Pottery Fragments from Grave Circle and Palace

Department Archive
Collection Mycenae Excavation Records
Reference No. MYC 3/1/33
Level Item
Dimensions 80cm x 59.4cm
Place Mycenae: Grave Circle A
Mycenae: Palace
Ancient Mycenae
Dates 1921-1923
Collection event Mycenae Excavation 1920-1923
Scope and Content Four watercolour drawings of Early and Middle Helladic fragments found at the Grave Circle and Palace. The fragments shown in the two upper drawings are Early Helladic except (e) which is Middle Helladic. The patterned pieces were originally found by Stamatakes in 1877, rediscovered by the British School in the cellar of the Nauplia Museum, and identified by the Greek letters written on them in pencil. The bowl fragment with a flight of birds in the central drawing is dated to the Middle Helladic as are the three fragments shown in the drawing at the bottom albeit somewhat earlier. These drawings were originally included on an exhibition board for the BSA 1936 Exhibition at Burlington House, London. MYC 3/1/33/1 - MYC 3/1/33/4 are parts of MYC 3/33.