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Silver phiale (libation bowl)

Period:
Latter part of the Early Bronze Age
Date:
ca. 2300–2000 B.C.
Culture:
Anatolian
Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
diameter 5 1/16in. (12.9cm)
Classification:
Gold and Silver
Credit Line:
Gift of Norbert Schimmel Trust, 1989
Accession Number:
1989.281.47
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 151
This vase, along with 1989.281.45-.48 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.
Muscarella, Oscar White. 1974. Ancient Art: The Norbert Schimmel Collection no. 3, Mainz am Rhein: Verlag Philipp von Zabern.

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

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