881 - Passage of Time                                             

During Mycenaean times are was a way of recording their Mediterranean sea life of trade.  Many denizens of the waters were placed on pottery, a functional are form that told their story.

A popular motif was the octopus, whose tentacles filled every vacant surface of a jar. 

                                 H. 39 1/4" W. 60 1/4"

Taylor, Lord William. The Mycenaeans.  Thames & Hudson, Ltd., 1964.  pp. 27, 28.

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