Vaphio gold cup. Capture of a wild bull.
MYCENAEAN Anonymous (aka Achaean Anonymous)
(c. 1600 BCE - c. 1100 BCE)
15th c BCE Greek Creto-Mycenaean Metalwork
c. 1500 BCE-1400 BCE
15th c BCE
Vaphio (Vapheio). Near Sparta. Laconia. Greece.
Athens. Greece. National Archaeological Museum.
One of two gold cups found in a tholos tomb at Vapheio, near Sparta, Lakonia. The style shows the strong influence of Crete and it is uncertain whether the cups were imported from Crete or made in Mycenae.
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