Reproduction Vase


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Artifact Identification Reproduction Vase   (1914.11.0035)
  1. Furnishings
  2. :
  3. Household Accessories
  4. :
  5. Horticultural Containers
Artist/Maker Inscribed manufacturer information on base: “Galvanoplastische Nachbildung Des Hildesheimer Silberfundes Württembergische Metallwarenfabrik Geislingen, ST.“
Geographic Location
Period/Date Early Roman Empire, 1st century?
Culture Roman

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Height) 35.5 cm
Dimension 2 (Diameter) 17.9 cm
Dimension 3 (N/A) N/A
Weight 2298 g
Measuring Remarks None
Materials Metal
Manufacturing Processes Chased, Electrotyping, Incising, Inscribing, Repoussé
Munsell Color Information Light Gray (10Y 8/.5) -Silver Grayish Yellow (5Y 7.5/3.5) -Gold Black (N 2.25/ 3.8% R) -Black marks

Research Remarks

Published Description

The Hildesheim hoard was the largest collection of Roman silver ever found outside of the frontiers of the Roman Empire. Found in 1868 and has been explained as the plate belonging to some Roman commander that was lost on a campaign against German tribes. No precise date can be given to the Hildesheim Treasure though most of it that can be dated belongs to the early empire: 1st century CE. D.E. Strong, 1966, Greek and Roman Gold and Silver Plate. p.127 and 133.

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Comparanda N/A
Bibliography N/A

Artifact History

Archaeological Data N/A
Credit Line/Dedication Classical Museum Purchase
Reproduction Yes
Reproduction Information Original found in Hildesheim, Germany, 1868. “Model in galvanoplastic ware purchased from Württembergische Metallwarenfabrik Geislingen, Germany, January 1914 or May 1914.“ --Acc. Card, n.d. Illustration: Württembergische Metallwarenfabrik. Galvanoplastische Nachbildungen des Hildesheimer Silberfundes. No.29, p.15.

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