Silver bowl

Early Cycladic I–II
ca. 3200–2200 B.C.
H. 2 1/4 in. (5.7 cm)
diameter 10 7/16 in. (26.6 cm)
Gold and Silver
Credit Line:
Purchase, Joseph Pulitzer Bequest, 1946
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 151
With a band of linear decoration.
Said to be from Euboea (von Bothmer 1961, p. 21, under no. 96)

[Until 1946, with Joseph Brummer, the Brummer Gallery, New York]; acquired in April 1946, purchased from Joseph Brummer, New York.
Segall, Berta and Benaki Museum. 1938. Katalog der Goldschmiede-Arbeiten. p. 212, Athens: Druckerei "Pyrsos".

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. pp. 16 n. 36, 171, pl. 11i, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.

von Bothmer, Dietrich. 1961. Ancient Art from New York Private Collections: Catalogue of an Exhibition held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, December 17, 1959–February 28, 1960. no. 96, p. 21, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

1964. Greece in the Bronze Age pp. 26, 51, pl. VIb, Chicago.

Strong, Donald. 1966. Greek and Roman Gold and Silver Plate. p. 28, pl. 1B, Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press.

Renfrew, Colin. 1967. "Cycladic Metallurgy and the Aegean Early Bronze Age." American Journal of Archaeology, 71(1): pp. 6 n. 76, 16, pl. 10e.

Buchholz, Hans-Gunter and Prof. Vassos Karageorghis. 1973. Prehistoric Greece and Cyprus: An Archaeological Handbook. no. 1078, p. 86, London: Phaidon Press.

Branigan, Keith. 1974. Aegean metalwork of the Early and Middle Bronze Age. cat. no. 3162, p. 195, Oxford: Clarendon Press.

Thimme, Jürgen. 1976. Kunst und Kultur der Kykladeninseln im 3. Jahrtausend v. Chr.: Ausstellung unter d. Patronat des International Council of Museums ICOM im Karlsruher Schloss vom 25. Juni-10. Oktober 1976. no. 426, p. 531, Karlsruhe: Müller.

Holloway, R. Ross. 1976. "Gaudo and the East." Journal of Field Archaeology, 3(2): p. 151, fig. 11.

Davis, Ellen. 1977. "The Vapheio Cups and Aegean Gold and Silver Ware. Ph.D. diss." Ph.D. Diss. no. 6, p. 62. New York University.

Hood, Sinclair. 1978. The Arts in Prehistoric Greece. p. 153 n. 4, Harmondsworth, Eng: Penguin Books.

Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1979. Greek Art of the Aegean Islands. no. 20, pp. 63-64, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Picón, Carlos A., Joan R. Mertens, and Ariel Herrmann. 1996. "Recent Acquisitions: A Selection 1995–1996: Ancient World." Bulletin of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 54(2): p. 10.

Mertens, Joan R. 2002. "Cycladic Art in the Metropolitan Museum. Antecedents and Acquisitions." Silent Witnesses: Early Cycladic Art of the Third Millennium BC, Christos G. Doumas, ed. p. 15, fig. b, New York: The Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation (USA), Inc.

Picón, Carlos A. 2007. Art of the Classical World in the Metropolitan Museum of Art: Greece, Cyprus, Etruria, Rome. no. 9, pp. 35, 410, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.