This artwork is part of The Metropolitan Museum of Art's 'Historic Images of the Greek Bronze Age: The Reproductions of E. Gilliéron & Son' 'Reproduction of a gold disk with an embossed butterfly' Emile Gilliéron Period: Late Helladic Date: ca. 1600-1500 B.C. Culture: Mycenaean Medium: gold electrotype
Linear B - Despite such a non-descriptive name, Linear B has proved to be the oldest surviving record of the Greek dialect known as Mycenaean, named after the great site of Mycenae where the legendary Agamemnon ruled. The script's usage spanned the time period between approximately 1500 BCE and 1200 BCE , and geographically covered the island of Crete, as well as the southern part of the Greek Mainland.
MYCENAEAN GOLD NECKLACE, 16TH CENTURY BC With antithetic Eagles, from Grave Circle A, a royal cemetery situated to the south of the Lion Gate, the main entrance of the Bronze Age citadel of Mycenae, southern Greece.