This wine flagon from the Mycenaean period dates from the 14th century BC. It is made of pottery, covered with a slip that takes on a reddish-brown colour. The decorations swirl elegantly over the surface, so that the flagon appears to display a certain tension. Kinetic elements are common in Mycenaean art. It is also interesting that this flagon was found at a site in Egypt. The Mycenaeans are known to have plied a great deal of trade with Ancient Egypt. The formal language of the Mycenaeans was sometimes adopted in Egyptian art, for instance in glass and faience.


  • Title: Wine flagon
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: -1475/-1450
  • Location: Egypte
  • Physical Dimensions: h28.9 cm
  • Datering: 1475-1450 v.C.
  • Afmetingen: 28.9 cm ; ø 21.3 cm
  • Type: vase ; wine flagon
  • External Link: Rijksmuseum van Oudheden
  • Medium: earthenware

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