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MM 1980:018 :: Beaker

Object description
Four mountain goats, (Ibex) stand in pairs on their hindlegs resting against a stylized tree. The tree-top is in the form of a palmette. The branches end in stylized flowers. This is a frequently occuring motif in the Ancient Near East. The tree could be an image of the tree of life, a symbol of nature and eternal life. Rampent goats occure as motifs in Minoan Crete as well as in other parts of the Ancient Near East. The provenance of the beaker is unknown, but it is Achaemenid in style and could date ca 6-5 th centuries BC.
Inventory number
MM 1980:018
Object
Beaker
Country - Findspot
Iran : Asia; Turkey : Asia
Material
Silver
Exhibitions
ANE exhibit 2000
Description
Four mountain goats, (Ibex) stand in pairs on their hindlegs resting against a stylized tree. The tree-top is in the form of a palmette. The branches end in stylized flowers. This is a frequently occuring motif in the Ancient Near East. The tree could be an image of the tree of life, a symbol of nature and eternal life. Rampent goats occure as motifs in Minoan Crete as well as in other parts of the Ancient Near East. The provenance of the beaker is unknown, but it is Achaemenid in style and could date ca 6-5 th centuries BC.
Condition
See conservation
Period
Probably Achaemenid 6-5th Cent. BC.
Name - Photographer
Kaneberg, Ove
alt
Description
Ove Kaneberg, photographer at the The Museum of Mediterranean and Near Eastern Antiquities, Stockholm, 1995-2016.
Source - http
collections.smvk.se, collections.smvk.se, collections.smvk.se, digitaltmuseum.org
Source, Viaf - same as
viaf.org
Source, Kulturnav - same as
kulturnav.org
Exhibition - Current
Cypern genom tiderna
alt
Description

New Cypriot gallery.

The Leventis Gallery of Cypriote Antiquities

The island of Cyprus is situated in the eastern part of the Mediterranean Sea, and this location has always made the island a crossroad of peoples, goods and ideas originating in ancient Egypt, the Levant, Mesopotamia, Anatolia and Greece.

This exhibition consists of about 1500 archaeological finds, which span more than 7000 years. They testify to an ever increasing intensification of contacts between Cyprus and the outside world, and an unusual open-mindedness towards new ideas and influences.

This not only led to a diversification of religious beliefs, but also resulted in exceptional innovative and unique works of art, that have become a true hallmark of Cyprus.

Most of the items in the exhibition were brought to light at the many sites excavated by the Swedish Cyprus Expedition between 1927 and 1931. The background to the

Swedish Cyprus Expedition is told in the study corner adjacent to the museum café: The A.G. Leventis Gallery of Cypriote Antiquities: the Mezzanine Floor.

In accordance with the practice of the time, the excavation finds were subsequently divided between Sweden and Cyprus with permission from the British colonial

government. (www.medelhavmuseet.se, 2010-09-01)

Time - Start
2009-01-30 [?]
Exhibition, Part of - Current
Cypern genom tiderna - Showcase 10:12.
alt
NegNo
12191D
PhotoNegNo
12192D-12195D
Date - Registration
2000-06-01
Week - Object of the week
2014-08

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