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Cretan Archaic hydria with representation of a chariot race

Cretan Archaic hydria with representation of a chariot race

Three mourning women are represented on the reverse
Early Archaic period, 1st half 7th c. BCE
From the tholos tomb at Skouriasmenos ("Rusty Ridge") near Kavousi (on Pleiades) in East Crete
Recovered during salvage work by Harriet Boyd (later Hawes) in 1900.
54 cm high

Heraklion Archaeological Museum, Iraklio, Crete, Greece

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Photo taken on 22 February 2013 (© diffendale / Flickr)

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