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Object Number:
66-6-5A
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:
Four cones of coiled wire surrounded by quadruple wire hoops in each case. Each pair of cones made of single wire, coiled at both ends; the remaining wire tangents of each pair then twisted together to form vertical rope pattern in center of each pendant. Front two wires of quadruple hoop incised obliquely in opposite directions to make chevron pattern. Three cylinders of coiled wire attached to top of hoop, one on top of the other, as spacers between three necklace strings from which hoop was suspended. Similar to Early Bronze Age jewelry of Troy, Lemnos (Poliochni), and Ur.
Height:
3.2cm
Width:
2.5cm
Depth:
0.6cm
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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Iraq's Ancient Past: Rediscovering Ur's Royal Cemetery ( Oct 2009 - Jun 2010)
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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, figs. 20-22
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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. 37
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