Agamemnon Mask, Brass Paper Weight

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The Mask of Agamemnon, a unique find turned into a paper weight, handmade of casted brass. The mask was discovered by Heinrich Schliemann in 1876 at Mycenae. It is believed that pre-dates the legendary Trojan War by 300 years. Agamemnon in Greek mythology, was the son of King Atreus and Queen Aerope of Mycenae. This unique find was our inspiration to create one more exceptional item for our office-home collection.

Dimensions: 7 cm x 7,5 cm x 1 cm

Handmade Solid brass

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AGAMEMNON

In Greek mythology, Agamemnon (/æɡəˈmɛmnɒn/; Greek: Ἀγαμέμνων from Ἀγαμέδμων [from ἄγαν, "very much" and μέδομαι, "think on"], "very steadfast", "unbowed") was the son of King Atreus and Queen Aerope of Mycenae, the brother of Menelaus, the husband of Clytemnestra and the father of Iphigenia, Electra or Laodike (Λαοδίκη), Orestes and Chrysothemis.Legends make him the king of Mycenae or Argos, thought to be different names for the same area[citation needed]. When Helen, the wife of Menelaus, was taken to Troy by Paris, Agamemnon commanded the united Greek armed forces in the ensuing Trojan War.

Upon Agamemnon's return from Troy, he was murdered (according to the oldest surviving account, Odyssey 11.409–11) by Aegisthus, the lover of his wife, Clytemnestra. In old versions of the story, the scene of the murder, when it is specified, is usually the house of Aegisthus, who has not taken up residence in Agamemnon's palace, and it involves an ambush and the deaths of Agamemnon's followers as well. In some later versions Clytemnestra herself does the killing, or they act together as accomplices, killing Agamemnon in his own home.

The Mask of Agamemnon was discovered by Heinrich Schliemann in 1876 at Mycenae, it is believed to pre-date the legendary Trojan War by 300 years.

Area:
Mycenae
Dimensions (WxHxD):
7 cm x 7,5 cm x 1 cm
Gross Weight:
405 gr
Includes:
Gift packaging - Description Greek & English
Material:
Brass
Subcategory:
Paper-weight
Weight:
330 gr

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