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1939 Pottery and other Small Finds, 1939-1983

Reference Code: GBR/3437/MCNE/3/3/4

Scope and Contents

This file features the small finds excavated during the British team’s 1939 season at Mycenae. Photographs are arranged in order of registered find number. At the end of the sequence, unregistered sherds are arranged according to their ‘P’ (full photographic plate) series negative number. The archive often holds duplicate prints of the same photograph. When this is the case, the image on view here is identified by its ‘part’ (or piece) number.


  • Creation: 1939-1983



87 item(s) (87 items)

Language of Materials



Photographs are arranged in order of excavation number. At the end of the sequence, unnumbered sherds are arranged according to the 'P' (full plate) series negative number. 'P 1' and 'P 21' are image of sherds excavated from the1921 season but they are incorporated in this 1939 series, when they were photographed for the first time.


The Prinaria, this area of the Palace, on the citadel, is below the North terrace of the Archaic Temple. See Wace, A. J. B., and Porada, E. (1957). Part II. A Faience Cylinder. The Annual of the British School at Athens, 52, 197–204, p. 197, note 1, "In the excavation notebooks and on the labels this area was known as 'Prinaria' from the oak scrub'.

Repository Details

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