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The griffin family of Lefkandi

The griffin family of Lefkandi

A twelfth-century-BC alabastron from Xeropolis-Lefkandi

The site of Lefkandi flourished in the aftermath of the collapse of the Mycenaean Palaces. Among the pottery found at the settlement on the Xeropolis tell is an alabastron on which griffins are depicted not as monsters, but in a loving family scene. What does it mean for the changing contexts of pottery production in the postpalatial Aegean?

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A god in three dimensions

A god in three dimensions

The debate about identification is front and centre of discussions about the Artemision god. But is there anything more to say about this statue than “Zeus or Poseidon”?

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