University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
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
Height: 5.4cm
Length: 5.1cm
Width: 0.6cm
Outside Diameter:1.6cm
Credit Line:Purchased from Hesperia Art, 1966

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.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

Classical Gallery: Aegean Bronze Age (1969 - 1975)View Objects in Exhibition
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

Bibliography:

[Article] Bass, George F. 1970. "A Hoard of Trojan and Sumerian Jewelry". AJA. 74 : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 337, pl. 86, fig. 19View Objects cited in this Publication
[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) : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 38View Objects cited in this Publication

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