MYCENAE: THE PREHISTORIC CEMETERY

PC 1939 Grave III: Late Helladic I

 

Prehistoric Cemetery 1939

Grave III

This rock cut shaft 0.85m deep contained pottery vessels, amber and amethyst beads and gold ornaments including a fragment of sheet gold and five beehive-shaped gold beads. It had been robbed and the age and sex of the original occupant is uncertain but the presence of two feeding bottles strongly indicates a child burial.

The presence of gold objects suggests a person of relatively high status. A large slab of stone found in the grave may once have served as a marker.

Prehistoric Cemetery 1939

Grave III

 

Late Helladic I vases 

39-236

Bowl with side spout

39-237

Goblet

39-238

Askos

39-239

Goblet

 

39-240

Feeding bowl

39-241

Goblet

39-242

Jug with cut away neck

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