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Group of four vases

Period:
Latter part of the Early Bronze Age
Date:
ca. 2300–2000 B.C.
Culture:
Northwest Anatolian
Medium:
Electrum, gilded silver, silver
Dimensions:
H. of vase with lid 9 13/16 in. (25 cm) H. of cup 3 1/8 in. (7.9 cm) diameter of phiale 5 1/16 in. (12.9 cm) H. of beaker 4 1/4 in. (10.8 cm)
Classification:
Gold and Silver
Credit Line:
Gift of Norbert Schimmel Trust, 1989
Accession Number:
1989.281.45a, b–.48
  • Description

    These four vases, which are said to have been found together, are best paralleled by pieces found by Heinrich Schliemann at Troy in a stratigraphic level know as Troy II. The wealth of jewelry and objects from the latest phase, Troy IIg, led Schliemann to believe that he had found the city described by Homer. In reality, this material is datable to about a thousand years before the Trojan War.

  • Provenance

    By 1974, collection of Norbert Schimmel; acquired October 10, 1989, gift of the Norbert Schimmel Trust.

  • References

    Picón, Carlos A. 2007. Art of the Classical World in the Metropolitan Museum of Art: Greece, Cyprus, Etruria, Rome New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, no. 7, pp. 34, 410.

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