KYTHERA - MENTOR WRECK - 2013
Type of Operation
Ephoreia of Maritime Antiquities
Kythera – Mentor wreck. D. Kourkoumellis (Ephoreia of Maritime Antiquities) reports the discovery of two fragments of Egyptian sculpture (the first antiquities found in the remaining cargo). The first (0.4m long and 0.15m high) is part of the waist and pelvis (with drapery and dagger) of a statue probably of a pharaoh, which dates to the New Kingdom and likely to the reign of Amenhotep III of the 18th dynasty (1386-1349 BC). The second (0.23 x 0.16m) consists of two joined pieces of a late Ptolemaic (first-century BC) relief stele depicting the god Ra, seated and holding in his hand the ankh (key of life). The fragments were found buried 0.5-0.7m deep in the sandy sea bed.
Eleutheros Typos 4/12/2013
Date of creation