Ancient Mediterranean

Digital Project

Naval combat scene

Cat. No.



LH IIIC middle


Pyrgos Livanaton (Kynos)



Sherd from a pictorial krater

Accession Number

Lamia Archaeological Museum


Dakoronia 2006b: 26-27, fig. 3

Feet of a warrior standing on a deck. Below the deck is a wide bulwark running alone the side of the ship, decorated with a common motif typically used to fill decorative bands on Mycenaean vases (Mountjoy 1986: 157-159). Parts of a low hull can be seen with eleven oars extending from above the gunwale down below the keel. Probably from the same artist as the first Kynos krater.

Dakoronia, F. 2006b. “Mycenaean Pictorial Style at Kynos, East Lokris,” in E. Rystedt and B. Wells (ed.) Pictorial Pursuits: Eigurative Painting on Mycenaean and Geometric Pottery. Paper from Two International Round-Table Conferences on Mycenaean and Geometric Pottery at the Swedish Institute at Athens in 1999 and 200. Stockholm: Svenska Instituted I Athen, pp. 23-29.

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