Plaque of Genii Pouring Libations No. 86b

Department Archive
Collection Mycenae Excavation Records
Reference No. MYC 3/3/07
Level Item
Dimensions 11.4cm 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 two Genii pouring libations from beaked ewers over a column adorned with a long sacral fillet hanging down on either side. 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.
Related records [MYC 3/3/06], Plaque of Genii Pouring Libations No. 86a, 1920-1923
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. 86b. Link to article