An early LH IIIB date "would account for the very few decorated deep bowls and near-conical kylikes. It would also explain the heavily weighted LH IIIA character of a great deal of the pottery both decorated and plain.
Since the pottery includes four patterned kylikes FS 258, Symeonoglou dates the deposit to the very end of LH IIIB1, though he does not exclude the possibility of a later date.
(22) Elizabeth French has made the attractive suggestion that such jugs are parts of sets that included Zygouries--style kylikes as the matching drinking vessels.
This is comparable to the frequency Rutter observed in the East Alley deposit at Korakou, where kylikes make up 18.1% of the patterned sherds and 17.6% of all patterned and linear sherds.
account for nearly 70% of the fine unpainted features, 2.9% of the medium--coarse features, and slightly over 50% of all unpainted features.
Most of these, based on the preserved features, would have been serving vessels or vessels for personal consumption (deep bowls, stemmed bowls, and kylikes
, both decorated and unpainted), along with cooking pots.
Palaima has concluded that grid square 52 was "the area for label discards and temporary pre-processing of baskets of tablets brought to the Archives Complex." (34) In this square were found the tablets of the "armor inventory of the Sh series as well as tablets of the Es series that list offerings to Poseidon and key human figures in the Pylos kingdom." (35) Adjacent to these two groups of tablets were the heap of animal bones (concentrated in grid square 51) and the 11 miniature kylikes
, spearhead, and sword (grid squares 42, 43, 52, and 53).
The possible presence of oversized pots for dignitaries or for shared consumption among participants.18 Both kylikes
and unusually large SABs were encountered in the pantries at Pylos.
(22.) On the probability that the gold kylikes
and chalices on Tn 316 are heirlooms, see Vandenabeele and Olivier 1979, pp.
In the earliest LH III phases, when the drinking set is dominated by goblets and kylikes
, the stemmed krater with vertical handles, similar to a large goblet, is the vessel used for holding and distributing wine.
Similar debris from ceremonial feasting has been identified in the Mycenaean palace at Pylos: a concentration of burned bones (primarily long bones) associated with a number of miniature cups and kylikes
found in room 7 (Isaakidou et al.
The golden kylikes
and chalices listed on Tn 316 as having been given by the Pylos palace to various divinities may thus represent an institutionalized adaptation to a religious context of the practice of giving such objects as guest-gifts.