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  • Group of four vases, ca. 2300–2000 b.c.; late Early Bronze Age III
    Northwest Anatolia
    Electrum, silver-gilt, silver

    H. of vase with lid 9 13/16 in. (25 cm); H. of cup 3 1/8 in. (8 cm); D. of phiale 5 1/16 in. (12.9 cm); H. of beaker 4 1/4 in. (10.7 cm)
    Gift of Norbert Schimmel Trust, 1989 (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.

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    Group of four vases, ca. 2300–2000 b.c.; late Early Bronze Age III
    Northwest Anatolia
    Electrum, silver-gilt, silver

    H. of vase with lid 9 13/16 in. (25 cm); H. of cup 3 1/8 in. (8 cm); D. of phiale 5 1/16 in. (12.9 cm); H. of beaker 4 1/4 in. (10.7 cm)
    Gift of Norbert Schimmel Trust, 1989 (1989.281.45a,b-.48)


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