Big Diadem with pendants shaped as “idols”. Moscow, Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts (Москва, Государственный музей изобразительных искусств имени А. С. Пушкина)
Gold; cat. 10. 2400—2300 BCE.
Heinrich Schliemann and His Mycenae
Just like many true archaeologists, you may not be delighted with the methods of Heinrich Schliemann, but you will not fail to take off your hat before such a strong belief in oneself and on…
Mycenaean Helmet, Athens, National Archaeological Museum
Mycenae: boar-tusk helmet, ca 1400 BC. NAMA. For centuries the only record humanity had of a boar's tusk helmet was a description in Homer's Iliad. Scholars assumed that Homer had just made up some fantasy helmet that never existed. Then archaeologists began to find artistic representations of boar-tusk helmets & even the remains of the helmets themselves
This earring, displayed in the Louvre Museum, dates from the Mycenean age. This piece of jewelry represents the great wealth that existed for some in the Late Bronze Age of Greece, and the desire for gold status symbols such as gaudy jewelry.