Thursday 17 November 2022

The Pylos Combat Agate

The sealstone is one of the finest works of prehistoric Greek art ever discovered.
Archaeologists excavating an ancient grave at Pylos in southwestern Greece in 2016 found a seal stone, a gemstone engraved with a design that can be stamped on clay or wax. The seal stone’s image is a striking depiction of one warrior in battle with two others. It is carved in fine detail. The seal stone’s owner, known as the Griffin Warrior, was buried around 1450 B.C.
Grave goods included four solid gold rings, silver cups, precious stone beads, fine-toothed ivory combs and an intricate sword, among other weapons.
See ----->Grave of ‘Griffin Warrior’ at Pylos