Kernos

  • Collection Number ΝΓ0970
  • Date Early Cycladic II - Syros Phase
    2800 - 2300
  • Description Composite vessels, such as this kernos, are eloquent testimonies to the skills of Cycladic craftsmen. The vase has been carved from a single piece of stone and consists of two bigger and two smaller conical cups, and a slim trumpet-shaped foot. Kernos is a rather common vase-type in the ceramic repertoire of the Early Cycladic III period (2300-2000 BC). This unique marble example dates to the Early Cycladic II period and can be regarded as a precursive form of the type.
  • Culture Cycladic
  • Period Early Bronze Age
  • Material marble
  • Dimensions H: 7.9 cm
  • Exhbition Gallery 1st floor / Cycladic Art