Plaque of Genii Pouring Libations No. 86a

Department Archive
Collection Mycenae Excavation Records
Reference No. MYC 3/3/06
Level Item
Dimensions 12cm x 7.7cm
Place Mycenae: Genii Tholos Tomb
Ancient Mycenae
Dates 1920-1923
Collection event Mycenae Excavation 1920-1923
Scope and Content B/W ink drawing of a plaque shnowing two Genii pouring libations from beaked ewers over a square pillar. The Genii may possibly be related to Egyptian hippopotamus or crocodile divinities, with the dots down the spine possibly suggesting a crocodile. Found in the Tomb of the Genii.
Reference Wace, A.J. B. 1921. Excavations at Mycenae. IX. The Tholos Tombs. 4. The Third Group. BSA 25: 338-386. Direct link
1921. BSA 25: 381, fig. 86a. Link to article