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.