Pyxis with lyre-player from Kalami. Late Minoan IIIB period, ca. 1300-1250, from a chamber tomb at Kalami loc. Koiliaris near ancient Aptera.
With decoration including a robed man holding a lyre or cithara in a field with birds, horns of consecration, and double-axes. Interpretations of the male figure have included a singer, a priest, Apollo, and Orpheus.
Courtesy & currently located at the Archaeological Museum of Chania, Crete. Photo taken by Dan Diffendale.

Pyxis with lyre-player from Kalami. Late Minoan IIIB period, ca. 1300-1250, from a chamber tomb at Kalami loc. Koiliaris near ancient Aptera.

With decoration including a robed man holding a lyre or cithara in a field with birds, horns of consecration, and double-axes. Interpretations of the male figure have included a singer, a priest, Apollo, and Orpheus.

Courtesy & currently located at the Archaeological Museum of Chania, Crete. Photo taken by Dan Diffendale.

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