These artifacts originated from Grave IV in the renowned Grave Circle A of Mycenae. The collective findings were unearthed between 1874-1876 by Heinrich Schliemann and provide significant insights into Mycenaean culture, dated back to the 16th century BCE.

Significant amongst these artifacts is a gold burial mask. This piece is often erroneously named the 'Mask of Agamemnon'. The mask, sculpted from a solitary sheet of gold, features punched details representing facial features. It was intended for use in burial practices, denoting the significance of the individual interred.

Weaponry is also represented within the collection, including a bronze dagger blade, detailed with scenes of a lion hunt. Beyond demonstrating the artistic talents of the Mycenaeans, these scenes may also reveal aspects of societal values and beliefs.

Material wealth is evidenced by the presence of silver vessels, cups, and decorative jewellery pieces such as diadems, rings, and a gold necklace set with semi-precious stones, indicative of the materialistic value placed upon these items by this ancient civilization.

National Archaeological Museum in Athens