Ptolemaic Silver Wine Vase

Illustration

Branko van Oppen
by Allard Pierson Museum
published on 15 February 2020
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Different cultural traditions met in Hellenistic Egypt, as this small silver wine vase illustrates (11 cm in height; ca. 200-150 BCE; APM inv. no. 3397). It is decorated with acanthus and lotus leaves, floral motifs from respectively Greece and Egypt, and its shape is influenced by Achaemenid Persian vessels. The vase derives from the collection of William MacGregor (1848-1937), who supported the excavations of Édouard Naville and W.M. Flinders Petrie.

Image courtesy of the Allard Pierson Museum, Amsterdam.

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Museum, A. P. (2020, February 15). Ptolemaic Silver Wine Vase. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/11909/ptolemaic-silver-wine-vase/

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