The "Cup of the Report"
This so-called « Cup of the Report » or « of the Chieftain », is one of the few stone vessels discovered in the Neopalatial mansion at Agia Triada. It has a splayed base, a low foot decorated with seven relief bands and a conical body, divided by two vertical relief bands into two panels. The main scene on it depicts two young men standing facing one another. One of them, a princely figure with long hair, a loin-cloth, high boots and a necklace, is shown in ceremonial stance, holding a scepter in his right hand. In front of him stands a young official with short hair and crested ornament on his head. The youth also wears a loin-cloth and tall boots and holds a sword at his shoulder, evidently making a report. The two men are elegant in rendering and convey inner tension. On the back are three more figures, probably attendants, carrying animal skins, which the young official presents to his prince.