ANATOLIAN OR TROJAN TWO-HANDLED CUPPrint
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