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Object Number:
66-6-12
Current Location:
Out on loan
Provenience:
Northeast Aegean
Period:
Early Bronze Age
Date Made:
2400 BC
Early Date:
-2400
Late Date:
-2400
Section:
Mediterranean
Materials:
Electrum
Gold
Description:
Five wires, each formed of curled sheet metal, soldered together in 'boat" shape; curved wires soldered inside at either end of boat as hooks. Conical boss inside notched ring forms applique rosette outside of one hook join. Five rods, each scored with fine lines like screw threads, protrude from wires of boat at right angle; rods end in nailhead-like discs, to which are attached suspension rings for five short loop-in-loop chains which end in flat leaves decorated with repousse dots. Similar to Early Bronze Age jewelry of Troy, Lemnos (Poliochni), and Ur.
Length:
5.1cm
Width:
0.6cm
Outside Diamater:
1.6cm
Credit Line:
Purchased from Hesperia Art

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Classical Gallery: Aegean Bronze Age (1969 - 1975)
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Classical Gallery: Aegean/Cretan (1975 - 2000)
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Trojan Gold ( Jul 1966 - 1969)
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Great Sites: Troy ( Jan 2009 - Jan 2009)
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Bibliography:

[Article] Bass, George F. 1970. "A Hoard of Trojan and Sumerian Jewelry". AJA. 74 : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 337, pl. 86, fig. 19
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[Article] Bass, George F. 1966. "Troy and Ur: Gold Links Between Two Ancient Capitals". Expedition. 8 (4) : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 38
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