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.