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The Dipylon Amphora, mid-8th century BC



The Dipylon Amphora, mid-8th century BC, with human figures for scale. National Archaeological Museum, Athens.


Athenian funerary amphora, Late geometric I.

The main scene shows the prothesis and mourning for the dead. Over the bier is the shroud. Men, women and a child lament with the hands on their heads in the usual mourning gesture.

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