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Price: $70.00 $10.00
Member Price: $63.00 $9.00

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Description

Ornamental spiral friezes have a long history in Mycenaean art. The great S-spiral frieze fresco adapted for this scarf, with alternating up-and-down spirals and fan- shaped papyrus lotus blossoms, became the favored ornate band frieze used to decorate most of the Mycenaean palaces. The original (Late Helladic III period, ca. 14001200 B.C.) was excavated in 1884 and comes from the great Tiryns palace in the Peloponnese. A painted copy of the frieze in the Museums collection, made about 191112 by artist Emile Gilliron (Swiss, 18501924), is the source for our watch design.

18K gold overlay case. Printed plastic band. Quartz movement. Case: 1 1/4'' diam.; band: adjusts from 5 7/8'' to 7 7/8''L.

  • 18K gold overlay case
  • Printed plastic band
  • Quartz movement
  • Case: 1 1/4'' diam.; band: adjusts from 5 7/8'' to 7 7/8''L

Art History

Mycenaean is the term applied to the art and culture of Greece from about 1600 to 1100 B.C. The name derives from Mycenae in the Peloponnese, the site of a great Mycenaean palace. During this period, settlements on the Greek mainland enjoyed an era of prosperity. Local workshops produced utilitarian objects as well as luxury items, such as carved gems, jewelry, vases in precious metals, and glass ornaments.

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Description

Ornamental spiral friezes have a long history in Mycenaean art. The great S-spiral frieze fresco adapted for this scarf, with alternating up-and-down spirals and fan- shaped papyrus lotus blossoms, became the favored ornate band frieze used to decorate most of the Mycenaean palaces. The original (Late Helladic III period, ca. 14001200 B.C.) was excavated in 1884 and comes from the great Tiryns palace in the Peloponnese. A painted copy of the frieze in the Museums collection, made about 191112 by artist Emile Gilliron (Swiss, 18501924), is the source for our watch design.

18K gold overlay case. Printed plastic band. Quartz movement. Case: 1 1/4'' diam.; band: adjusts from 5 7/8'' to 7 7/8''L.





  • 18K gold overlay case
  • Printed plastic band
  • Quartz movement
  • Case: 1 1/4'' diam.; band: adjusts from 5 7/8'' to 7 7/8''L




Art History

Mycenaean is the term applied to the art and culture of Greece from about 1600 to 1100 B.C. The name derives from Mycenae in the Peloponnese, the site of a great Mycenaean palace. During this period, settlements on the Greek mainland enjoyed an era of prosperity. Local workshops produced utilitarian objects as well as luxury items, such as carved gems, jewelry, vases in precious metals, and glass ornaments.


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