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IMPORTANT EARLY BRONZE AGE GOLD LIBATION BOWL

An important Bronze Age gold libation bowl of patellar form, with a single square-hammered ring handle extruded from the underside, meeting but unattached to the underside of the rim. Hammered from a single piece of gold.

 

Aegean region, Early Bronze Age I, ca. 2800–2700 BC

Intact, 4 x 13 cm (1 5/8 x 5 1/8"); 181.6 gm

Ex: Paris private collection of Mnsr. M., whose 1991 letter places it in the German private collection of Baron Hans von Schoen (d. 1969).

With a positive technical analysis from Dr. Jack Ogden, Striptwist Ltd., London.

 

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Exhibited: 

BRAFA Art Fair. (Brussels, 26 Jan- 2 Feb 2020) 

 

 

Published: 

Antiquarium, Ltd.; Ancient Treasures XVIII (London, 2019) p.4

 

 

 

Comparandum:

Goulandris Museum of Cycladic Art  coll. nos. NG0974; KP0110