Ancient Goblet from Georgia

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James Blake Wiener
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published on 16 October 2017
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This goblet is made on a lath from a single piece of gold. It was found in Trialeti barrow no. 17, in eastern Georgia, and dates from the 18th-17th centuries BCE. It was made by craftsmen belonging to the Trialeti Culture. Its double-walled body is decorated with volute-shaped applications and inlaid with cornelian and lapis lazuli. The bottom is inlaid with amber and jet. No other goblet of this kind has been found elsewhere in present-day Georgia. (Georgian National Museum, Tbilisi)

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James Blake Wiener
James is a writer and former Professor of History. He holds an MA in World History with a particular interest in cross-cultural exchange and world history. He is a co-founder of World History Encyclopedia and formerly was its Communications Director.

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