Ancient Mediterranean

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Fragment of galley

Cat. No.



Early Proto-Attic


Athenian Agora, from a well


H: 5 cm


Krater sherd with very short upright rim, red glaze

Accession Number

Agora P3776


Agora VIII: 74, no. 381, pl.22; Basch 1987: 203, no. 422

Two seated warriors in a ship facing left, with the corner of the shield of a third on the left. The warriors have crested helmets and round shields but no spears. The lower part of their shields disappears behind the gunwale. Thick crescent-shaped hull with no further details.

Basch, L. 1987. Le musée imaginaire de la marine antique. Athens: Institut Hellénique pour la preservation de la tradition nautique.

Brann, E.T.H. 1962. Agora VIII. Late Geometric and Protoattic Pottery: Mid 8th to late 7th Century B.C. Princeton: American School of Classical Studies at Athens.

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