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Pair of electrum handles from a kantharos (drinking cup with two high vertical handles)

Period:
Late Helladic I
Date:
ca. 1550–1500 B.C.
Culture:
Helladic, Mycenaean
Medium:
Electrum
Dimensions:
length of a. 3 1/4in. (8.2cm) length of b. 3 7/16in. (8.8cm)
Classification:
Gold and Silver
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1907
Accession Number:
07.286.128a, b
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 151
Fragments of the vase to which the handles are attached indicate its shape and its material, silver.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. pp. 16, 171, pl. 11g, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

Davis, Ellen Nancy. 1973. "The Vapheio Cups and Aegean Gold and Silver Ware. Ph.D. diss.." Ph.D. Diss. New York University.

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