The manufacture of sculpture was not vigorous in Mycenae too, and faience figurines were hardly produced. They, however, produced large stone relief with a style invented by them, although the technique probably learned from Egypt. Well-known example of c.1250 B.C. is Limestone relief on the Lion Gate at Mycenae(Fig.1). Two lions opposed heraldically on each side of a column composed in triangular composition over 3m high. The subject is probably in debt to Cretan, but translated into a monumental sculpture. Gravemarkers of lower relief have a chariot or a hunting scene with spirals as filling ornaments.

Fig.1 Lion Gate

A plaster head, dated 1300-1200 B.C., from Mycenae was produced from a different tradition (Athens). The feature is painted on the triangular face. Black used for the hair, the eyebrow and the eyes, red for the head band, the lips and the rosette patterns on her cheeks and chin and blue for the head-dress or crown. This head is seems to be from a sculpture of a goddess or a sphinx.

Ivory figurines, such as a child on two women's lap, were also produced. For teracotta figurines, most numerous in Mycenae, please refer to Terakottas pages.

R.Higgins "Minoan and Mycenaean Art" (1977)