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
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.