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Silver bowl

Early Cycladic I–II
ca. 3200–2200 B.C.
diameter 8 1/16 in. (20.4 cm)
Gold and Silver
Credit Line:
Bequest of Walter C. Baker, 1971
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 151
The rim is offset. Decorated on the outside with chevrons.
Said to be from Euboea (von Bothmer 1961, p. 21, no. 96)

[Until 1939, with Joseph Brummer, the Brummer Gallery, New York]; 1939, purchased by Walter Cummings Baker from the Brummer Gallery; 1939-1971, collection of Walter C. Baker, New York; acquired in 1972, bequest of W. C. Baker.
Segall, Berta and Benaki Museum. 1938. Katalog der Goldschmiede-Arbeiten. p. 212, Athens: Druckerei "Pyrsos".

von Bothmer, Dietrich and René d'Harnoncourt. 1950. Greek, Etruscan, and Roman Antiquities: An Exhibition from the Collection of Walter Cummings Baker, Esq. no. 99, p. 13, New York: Walter Cummings Baker.

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, pl. 26, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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

Branigan, Keith. 1974. Aegean metalwork of the Early and Middle Bronze Age. catn. no. 3161, 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. 427, pp. 431–32, Karlsruhe: Müller.

Davis, Ellen. 1977. "The Vapheio Cups and Aegean Gold and Silver Ware. Ph.D. diss." Ph.D. Diss. no. 7. New York University.

Hood, Sinclair. 1978. The Arts in Prehistoric Greece. p. 153 n. 5, Harmondsworth, Eng: Penguin Books.

Metropolitan Museum of Art. 1979. Greek Art of the Aegean Islands. no. 21, pp. 63-64, 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. 1, pp. 6, 16 .

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):

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Picón, Carlos A. 2007. Art of the Classical World in the Metropolitan Museum of Art: Greece, Cyprus, Etruria, Rome. no. 10, pp. 35, 410, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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