Cycladic “Frying Pan”

Cycladic “Frying Pan”

Date ca. 2500-2200 BCE

Movement Aegean Earl Cycladic II

Medium Terra cotta

Dimensions diameter 11″ depth 2.375″

Provenance Chalandriani, Syros

Housed at National Archaeological Museum, Athens


Palettes such as these may have been used for mixing cosmetics, or, when brushed to a finished, crude mirrors. Here, an abstract depiction of a ship floats amongst a sea of scrolling waves.