Bowl with a Figure of Attis

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
published on 30 October 2019

This bowl is part of the so-called "Hildesheim Treasure" and depicts a medallion of Attis. This relief probably had been originally attached to a piece of decorative armor as a military medal.

The Hildesheim 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 silver vessels, dining, and drinking tableware. Most certainly, this table service was produced in Italy.

Silver, partly gilded, niello. Found 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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About the Author

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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