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Kymbe with painted decoration of wild goats in lush vegetation on one side and dolphins in a marinescape on the other. Acroteri, Thera, 16th cent. BC.

The kymbe, an elongated open vessel, is a characteristic Theran pottery shape of unknown use. The decorative motifs show Minoan influence, but the use of polychrome paint and the light-on-dark contrast are clearly local.

 
 
 
 
 
     
     
                    
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