EARLY OR MYCENEAN GREEK ART

1200 - 1100 B.C.

Mycenae
Miles Hodges

The approach to Myceane and the Lions Gate
Miles Hodges

Details of the Lions Gate
Miles Hodges

The royal tombs or grave circle inside the Lions Gate

A view of entrance from inside the walls
Miles Hodges

The royal tombs or grave circle
Miles Hodges

House foundations inside Mycenae's walls
Miles Hodges

The Citadel at Mycenae
Miles Hodges

The Citadel at Mycenae.
(photo by Dimitrios Harissiadis)
Hawkes pp. 158-59

The Citadel at Mycenae
Miles Hodges

View of the surrounding countryside from the Citadel at Mycenae
Miles Hodges

A princely death mask of gold, ("Mask of Agamemnon")
from the Upper Grave Circle at Mycenae - 1500s
Athens - National Archeological Museum

Mycenae - Lion head of thick plate gold.
From the upper grave circle.
Athens - National Archeological Museum

Gold cup from the Upper Grave Circle at Mycenae, 1500s B.C.
Athens - National Archeological Museum

Gold pendant of a goddess - from the women's grave in the Upper Grave Circle, Mycenae, 1500s B.C.
Athens - National Archeological Museum

Entryway through Tiryns' thick walls

Achaean armor made from boars' tusks and bronze - 1400s B.C.
Nauplion Museum

Achaean warrior in boar's-tusk helmet. Ivory.  From a chamber tomb at Mycenae, 1300s B.C.
Athens - National Archeological Museum

Soldiers marching against the (Dorian?) barbarians - from the "Warrior Vase" at Mycenae, 1100s B.C.
Athens - National Archeological Museum

A woman laments the departure of the soldiers - from the "Warrior Vase" at Mycenae, 1100s B.C.
Athens - National Archeological Museum

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Miles H. Hodges - 2014