University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:66-6-3A
Current Location: On Loan
Provenience: Northeast Aegean
Period: Early Bronze Age
Date Made: 2400 BC
Early Date: -2400
Late Date: 2400 BC
Section:Mediterranean
Materials:Electrum
Gold
Length: 7.3 cm
Width: 1.5 cm
Depth: 0.8 cm
Thickness: 0.1 cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Hesperia Art, 1966

Description

Hook and "basket" cut from metal sheet. Top of basket has four rows of granulation (16 to 18 grains in each row), with horizontal applique wires framing and dividing all but middle two rows; basket incised (or cast) to imitate vertical wires soldered together. Rectangular plate attached to bottom of basket divided horizontally by an incised line; upper half incised with crude cross-hatching; lower, plain half pierced by seven suspension holes (ca. .001 diam.) from which hang seven loop-in-loop chains. Chains connected at about mid-length by horizontal chain attached along their backs, and end in double conoid beads with pierced-disk spacers above and below. Similar to Early Bronze Age jewelry of Troy, Lemnos (Poliochni), and Ur.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

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

Bibliography:

[Article] Athenassopoulos, Fotini, et al. 1983. The Technology of Loop-in-Loop Chains in the Third Millennium B.C. AJA. 87 (4): 547-548.View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] Bass, George F. 1970. "A Hoard of Trojan and Sumerian Jewelry". AJA. 74View Objects related to this Actual Citation
[Article] Bass, George F. 1966. "Troy and Ur: Gold Links Between Two Ancient Capitals". Expedition: The Magazine of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. 8 (4)View Objects related to this

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