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Acquired in 2008 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
attributions_note
bibliography
Schroder, Timothy, ed. The Gilbert Collection at the V&A. London (V&A Publishing) 2009, p. 28, plate 12. ISBN9781851775934 Chapman, Martin. The Gilbert Collection of Gold and Silver. Recent Acquisitions 2. Los Angeles (Los Angeles County Museum of Art) 1991, cat. no. V.
collection_code
MET
credit
The Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Collection on loan to the Victoria and Albert Museum, London
date_end
date_start
date_text
ca. 2500BC-2000 BC (made)
descriptive_line
Gold pear-shaped ewer embossed with grid patterns.
dimensions
Height: 18cm cm overall, Diameter: 10.7 cm, Length: 12.7 cm overall, Width: 3.8 cm top, Width: 5.2 cm top, Width: 1.9 cm handle
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
gallery
historical_context_note
historical_significance
history_note
Historical significance: This ewer is one of the earliest gold vessels known.
id
123810
label
last_checked
2014-08-30T03:53:32.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-30T03:53:32.000Z
latitude
38.9585
location
In Storage
longitude
35.4492
marks
materials
gold
materials_techniques
Embossed gold
museum_number
LOAN:GILBERT.65-2008
museum_number_token
loangilbert652008
object_number
O156363
object_type
Ewer
on_display
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
Gold pear-shaped ewer embossed with grid patterns. Raised from a sheet of gold, embossed with grid patterns separated by ribs, with the handle applied separately. The bottom is decorated with a swastika, an ancient symbol of good fortune. (Chapman, addendum, 1991)
place
Anatolia
primary_image_id
production_note
production_type
public_access_description
Sir Arthur Gilbert and his wife Rosalinde formed one of the world's great decorative art collections, including silver, mosaics, enamelled portrait miniatures and gold boxes. Arthur Gilbert donated his extraordinary collection to Britain in 1996.
related_museum_numbers
rights
2
shape
site_code
slug
ewer
sys_updated
2013-08-16T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
embossing
title
updated
vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
-2000
year_start
-2505