Bronze Age Gold Bowl, 1100 BCE

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Illustration

Jan van der Crabben
by Swiss National Museum
published on 23 January 2019

Bowl, gold. c. 1100 BCE. Zurich-Altstetten. Canton of Zurich. With images of stags and does grazing under round suns and crescent moons, this heavy vessel made of pure gold depicts both heaven and earth. It was buried by a farming community as a gift to the gods in the hope that this would bring fertility to their fields and livestock.

Swiss National Museum. Find out more: The Gold Digger of Altstetten.

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