Height: 41.000 cm
Excavated by Sir Auguste Salzmann and Alfred Biliotti
Room 12b: Greece: Mycenaeans
Pictorial Style bowl (krater)
Mycenaean Greek, about 1400-1300
From Ialysos (modern Triánda), Rhodes, Aegean Sea
A fine octopus
During the fourteenth and thirteenth centuries BC fine Mycenaean vessels were in demand in the whole of the eastern Mediterranean. Their appeal no doubt lay in the fact that they were generally skilfully made, of good quality clay, and enterprisingly painted. Some naturally accompanied Mycenaean occupation of various areas, others were spread by trade.