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Vaphio gold cup. Capture of a wild bull.
15th c BCE Greek Creto-Mycenaean Metalwork

MYCENAEAN Anonymous (aka Achaean Anonymous) (c. 1600 BCE - c. 1100 BCE) Primary
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.

Caption: MYCENAEAN |Vaphio gold cup. Capture of a wild bull. |c. 1500 BCE-1400 BCE |Greece
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