1426 Warrior Vase
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Large krater depicting men in full armour
(helmet, cuirass, greaves, shield and spear) as they depart for war,
a sack of supplies hanging from their spears.
To the side, a woman raises her hand in a farewell or mourning gesture.
On the back five warriors in similar
attire, but with different helmet, raise their spears. A relief bovine head
and pairs of painted birds adorn the handles. A supern example of the
Mycenaean Pictorial style. From the 'House of the Warrior Vase'
12th century BC
Medieval Greece / Byzantine Empire