Seated Athena Dish from the Hildesheim Silver Treasure

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 29 October 2019
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This Dish or drinking cup is part of the so-called "Hildesheim Silver Treasure" and depicts a medallion of a seated figure of Athena/Minerva wearing a triple-crested helmet. The Hildesheim silver treasure, consisting of more than 70 pieces, is one of the most substantial and qualitatively valuable treasure troves of antiquity. It represents a luxurious dinner service consisting of magnificent vessels, dining, and drinking tableware. Most certainly, this table service was produced in Italy. Silver, partly gilded, niello. Found in 1868 CE in Hildesheim, Germany. 1st century BCE to 1st century CE. It is on display at the Altes Museum in Berlin, Germany.

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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Amin, O. S. M. (2019, October 29). Seated Athena Dish from the Hildesheim Silver Treasure. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/11406/seated-athena-dish-from-the-hildesheim-silver-trea/

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Seated Athena Dish from the Hildesheim Silver Treasure." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified October 29, 2019. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/11406/seated-athena-dish-from-the-hildesheim-silver-trea/.

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Seated Athena Dish from the Hildesheim Silver Treasure." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 29 Oct 2019. Web. 14 Oct 2021.