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Case 1: The Greek world 3200–1100 BC: Bronze Age

Phylakopi 2900–1100 BC


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A cup with a flaring rim

The shape of these cups and the decoration of stylised reeds and rocks show the influence of Minoan pottery styles. Much of the subject-matter of Minoan art was drawn from observation of the natural world.

Production place: Phylakopi, Melos
Date: around  1500 BC
Find spot: Phylakopi, Melos
Fired Clay
Given by the Greek Government

Object Number: GR.84.1902

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A cup with a flaring rim

The shape of these cups and the decoration of stylised reeds and rocks show the influence of Minoan pottery styles. Much of the subject-matter of Minoan art was drawn from observation of the natural world.

Production place: Phylakopi, Melos
Date: around  1500 BC
Find spot: Phylakopi, Melos
Fired Clay
Given by the Greek Government

Object Number: GR.85.1902

see the online collections database




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An obsidian blade

Obsidian (a naturally occurring, black, volcanic glass) can be chipped into extremely sharp knife blades, equally useful for weapons or for carving marble.

Production place: the Cyclades
Date: around  3000–2000 BC
Find spot: Melos
Obsidian
Given by Bosanquet, R.C.

Object Number: GR.46.1901

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