The Egyptian material distributed throughout Greece includes important quantities of bronze objects that reveal information about consumption and trade and are complicated by issues that differ from those relating to faïence (also distributed throughout Greece). For this reason, the bronze objects give to us a complementary view of the relations between Greece and Egypt during the first centuries of the 1st millennium BCE. Three groups of objects will be discussed: bronze jugs with a lotiform handle, bronze figurines and statuettes (mostly from the Heraion of Samos), and two Egyptian mirrors from Samos and Perachora, respectively. This study highlights the issues of bias that could be introduced by inconsistencies in archaeological documentation but ultimately reveals the parallels between the usage and distribution of this type of material in Greece and Egyptian cultural practices of the 1st millennium BCE.
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