ANATOLIAN OR TROJAN TWO-HANDLED CUP

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ANATOLIAN OR TROJAN TWO-HANDLED CUP

So-called depas amphikypellon, elongated drinking beaker with flaring rim and two large ear-shaped handles from rounded base to just under rim of mouth. Orange clay

H. 11,5 cm. Intact.

Northwest Anatolia, c. 2200-1800 BC

This type of cup has identified by Heinrich Schliemann (1822-1890)), the first major excavator of Troy, as descibed by
Homer, who used the term depas amphikypellon for a two-handled drinking cupfor passing around.

Cf. Troia – Traum und Wirklichkeit, exh. cat. Baden-Württemburg, Braunschweig, Bonn 2001, p. 343, fig.399

 3.500

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