Extremely Rare Minoan Ostrich Egg Rhyton, 16th Century BC
This is an extremely rare example of a painted ostrich eggshell belonging to the Minoan (2000-1500 BC) or Mycenaean (1600-1100 BC) civilizations. It’s beautifully decorated with depictions of two giant octopi in red paint.
Ostrich eggshells have been discovered on a number of Greek sites, for instance, in Mycenaean levels at Mycenae and Minoan levels at Knossos on Crete. Eggshells are known in contemporary ancient Egyptian, Levantine and Mesopotamian civilizations and in the millennium that followed in Etruscan and Phoenician society. They are frequently discovered amongst high prestige grave goods and were traded widely and this explains their broad geographical spread in the Greek Bronze Age.
somebody just asked me what i think this means and i screwed up the post because i’m a potato here you go anon
answer: D: satan was screaming so i ran over there in my satan mask casually playing the saxophone when suddenly there was an explosion and he died and then i was just there without my mask like lol party
P: two octopi were in a burning building screaming so i ran over there and one octopus was like ohno save me and the other was like lol dudes look at my tongue it’s- *death*