Pottery

A Trojan Horse from Mykonos

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A Trojan Horse from Mykonos

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A large relief pithos (storage jar) from Mykonos features a rare early Greek depiction of the Wooden Horse used to capture Troy.

The dead are many

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The dead are many

A polyandrion from Paros

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In the 1980s, excavations in Paroikia, the capital of the Cycladic island Paros, revealed the mass cremation burial of dozens of young men. It is believed to be the earliest Greek polyandrion, a grave for war dead.

A fish plate from Paestum

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A fish plate from Paestum

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From the museum at Paestum in Southern Italy comes this red-figure “fish plate”. But what is it exactly?