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28 : Statue of a Sphinx. Pentelic marble. Found in Spata, Attica

Finds from the Spata chamber tombs.
Attica. 14th - 13th centuries B.C.
The chamber tombs at Spata were used for local rulers
who were buried with the objects that they used
during their earthly life and which declared their
social standing, such as jewellery and weapons
The boar's tusk helmet, a basic armour component, is
considered a Mycenaean invention
According to the Iliad, boar's tusk helmets consisted of a leather
hood with felt lining on which vertical slices of boar's tursks were sewn
in rows

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2044 : Ivory comb with two rows of sphinxes and a rosette in the middle

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2097, 2098 : Boar's tusk helmet. Partial reconstruction

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2209 : Stirrup-jar with fish decoration on the shoulder

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Sp13- Sp20 : Glass-paste plaques decorated

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