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Small Finds Photographs, 1920-1969

Reference Code: GBR/3437/MCNE/3/3

Scope and Contents

'Small finds' are generally defined as portable excavated items, the majority of which are pottery but also include artefacts made of ivory, metal, glass, wood and faience. Images of larger artefacts, such as stone grave stelae and 'horns of consecration', are to be found under 'Site Photographs'.


  • Creation: 1920-1969


Language of Materials



The small finds are arranged chronologically according to the excavation season in which they were excavated. 1920-1923 items are separated into finds made in the Chamber Tombs, arranged in order of tomb number, and those made in the rest of the site. For the latter, items are arranged in the order they appear published in BSA Journal vols XXIV and XXV. For these objects, there is insufficient data to log them consistently by excavation number, sometimes only the secondary publication number is known. 1939, 1950, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955 - Items are arranged in object excavation number order. If two or more items feature in an image, the lower value number (i.e. the first to be entered into the finds register) dictates the image's place in the sequence. If the object was photographed or rephotographed some years after excavation, the image remains identified by the featured object's actual excavation year.

Related Materials

If known, the museum accession numbers of the excavated objects are given in this field at item level. 'Nauplion' stands for the Archaeological Museum of Nauplion (Nafplio), from where finds were subsequently moved to the Archaeological Museum of Mycenae. 'Athens' stands for the National Archaeological Museum, Athens, Greece.

Repository Details

Part of the University of Cambridge: Faculty of Classics Archives Repository

Faculty of Classics
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