An Elamite Bronze Beaker, ca. 8th - 7th century BCE - Sands of Time Ancient Art
An Elamite Bronze Beaker, ca. 8th - 7th century BCE - Sands of Time Ancient Art
An Elamite Bronze Beaker, ca. 8th - 7th century BCE - Sands of Time Ancient Art

An Elamite Bronze Beaker, ca. 8th - 7th century BCE

MB1404

Regular price$1,950 USD
/
  • Free USA shipping
    Free international shipping over $5,000

This fine, thin walled vessel, was probably used as a cup or bowl.  It has a relatively high, slightly flaring neck and everted lip above a round, bulbous body; a raised rounded rib decorates the shoulder.  Muscarella notes that based on excavated evidence, scarce as it is, it seems that examples of this type were used as models for later vessels.

For related example and further discussion see:  Muscarella, O. W., "Bronze & Iron, Ancient Near Eastern Artifacts in the Metropolitan Museum of Art" (1988) pg 260-262, #348-350.

For unexcavated vessels of the present type, see: Moortgat 1932, pl. x:32-34; Speleers 1933a, 91, fig.42; Ame 1962, fig. 15, top; Wijngaarden 1954, pl. xm:82,83; Potratz 1955a, 220, no. 1, fig. 29 (misprinted as 31); Potratz 1968, pl. XLv1:274-77; Basmachi 1963, pl. 19; Calmeyer 1969a, 135, nn. 438, 439, lists eleven more examples than Potratz, including the present Metropolitan Museum vessel (actually listed twice, inn. 439 as in the British Museum).

Condition:  Intact and in excellent condition overall with very fine green/brown patina.  

Dimensions:   Height: 8.89 cm (3.5 inches), Width: 10.16 cm (4 inches) 

Provenance:   Private Virginia collection.

We ship Tuesday to Friday with FedEx and usually same day if your order is received before 2pm. Within the continental USA, packing, shipping and insurance is free. Depending on size and destination, delivery times range from one to five business days.

For overseas shipments we charge a small flat rate which includes packing, preparation of all customs paperwork, insurance and carrier fees in compliance with all USA and International customs requirements.  Overseas shipments are sent using either USPS Priority Mail or FedEx but contact us if you have a shipping preference. International customers are responsible for all duties and taxes. 

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.