Reproduction Goblet: Cup of Nestor


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Artifact Identification Reproduction Goblet: Cup of Nestor   (1914.01.0002)
  1. Materials T&E
  2. :
  3. Food Service T&E
  4. :
  5. Drinking Vessels
Artist/Maker Emile Gillieron & Fils, Athens.
Geographic Location
Period/Date Late Helladic I ?, 1700 BCE
Culture Greek, Mycenaean

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Length) 14.5 cm
Dimension 2 (Diameter) 8.5 cm
Dimension 3 (N/A) N/A
Weight 4 g
Measuring Remarks None
Materials Metal--Galvanplasticware
Manufacturing Processes Cast ?
Munsell Color Information Dark Yellow (2.5 Y 6/6) -ns

Research Remarks

Published Description

This cup, like the funerary mask below, was excavated and named by Heinrich Schliemann. The cup seemed to him reminiscent of one described by Homer in the Iliad which had belonged to Nestor, an elder contemporary of Agamemnon noted for his eloquence. In accordance with Homer's description, Schliemann saw the bird figures on the handles as representations of doves, but some modern scholars see them as falcons.

Description N/A
Comparanda N/A
Bibliography N/A

Artifact History

Archaeological Data

Grave IV

Credit Line/Dedication Classical Museum Purchase
Reproduction yes
Reproduction Information Galvanized plastic ware- the original is gold and hammered from a single sheet. Illustration: Wurttembergische Metallwarenfabrik. Mykenischer und Kretischer (Minoischer) Altertumer. No.2, plate 6.

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