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Gold bowl

Period:
Archaic
Date:
ca. 700 B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Gold
Dimensions:
Overall: 1 7/8 in. (4.8 cm)
Other: 5 9/16 in. (14.1 cm)
Classification:
Gold and Silver
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.4551
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 174
A rosette fills the center. The two concentric zones are presented as papyrus swamps. The inner one is inhabited by ducks, the outer one by three bulls and three fallow deer whose lower extremities are covered by the vegetation. The animals are rendered with considerably greater energy and verisimilitude than the papyrus, suggesting what the artist had and had not actually observed.
Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 4551, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

von Bothmer, Dietrich. 1984. "A Greek and Roman Treasury." Bulletin of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 42(1): no. 9, pp. 6, 19 .

Matthäus, Hartmut. 1985. Metallgefässe und Gefässuntersätze der Bronzezeit, der geometrischen und archaischen Periode auf Cypern: mit einem Anhang der bronzezeitlichen Schwertfunde auf Cypern, Prähistorische Bronzefunde, Abteilung II Bd. 8. no. 435, pp. 167, 376, pls. 43, 435, München: Beck.

Karageorghis, Vassos, Joan Mertens, and Marice E. Rose. 2000. Ancient Art from Cyprus: The Cesnola Collection in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. no. 301, pp. 184–85, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Karageorghis, Vassos. 2002. Early Cyprus: Crossroads of the Mediterranean. pl. 313, Los Angeles, California: J. Paul Getty Museum.

Picón, Carlos A. 2007. Art of the Classical World in the Metropolitan Museum of Art: Greece, Cyprus, Etruria, Rome no. 280, pp. 241, 461, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Markoe, Glenn. 2008. "Phoenician Decorated Bowls: The Art of Diplomatic Exchange." Minerva, 19 (1): p. 29, fig. 12.

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