Northwest Anatolian / Group of four vases / ca. 2300-2000 B.C.Northwest Anatolian
Group of four vases
ca. 2300-2000 B.C.

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Creator Nationality: Asian; Anatolian
Creator Name-CRT: Northwest Anatolian
Title: Group of four vases
Title Type: Object name
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Creation Start Date: -230
Creation End Date: -200
Creation Date: ca. 2300-2000 B.C.
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Classification Term: Gold and Silver
Materials and Techniques: Electrum, silver-gilt, silver
Dimensions: H. of vase with lid 9 13/19 in. (25 cm); H. of cup 3 1/8 in. (8 cm); D. of phiale 5 1/16 in. (12.9 cm); H. of beaker 4 1/4 in. (10.7 cm)
AMICA Contributor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner Location: New York, New York, USA
ID Number: 1989.281.45a,b-.48
Credit Line: Gift of Norbert Schimmel Trust, 1989

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.

AMICA ID: MMA_.1989.281.45a,b-.48
AMICA Library Year: 2000
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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