delos13 (delos13) wrote in greek_art,

King Priam Treasures from Moscow Pushkin Museum

Per se, it's not a Greek Art, but I couldn't resist posting these iconic pieces after seeing them with my own eyes.

The first image below is so called "big diadem from treasure cashe A". It has been made famous when Schliman, after discovering the treasure, photographed his wife Sophie wearing this diadem. I can tell you, seeing this diadem up close, the workmanship is unbelievable. Though timewise, it couldn't have belonged to Helen as was initially presumed by Schliman, I am sure she would be thrilled to wear such a diadem.

Big gold diadem from king Priam treasure

Next one is "Small diadem from treasure cashe A". Both diadems dated back to 2400 - 2200 BC.

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Both diadems are very famous but I wanted to share with you some other items. Below is gold vessel (souceboat is the name from the exhibition) with two handles of unknown purpose. It is speculated that the vessel could have played some role in ritual ceremonies.

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Next one is pin with flatenned cylindric head from treasure cashe O. The date wasn't specified but it is considered younger  than the items in cashe A because of the use of parallel design and enamel (the artifacts from Mycenae were taken as reference). The lower part of the pin was attached in the wrong position on the opposite side of the disc when the item was still in Berlin.

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I have a few more items to post but it most probably will happen only September when I return home. In the meantime, please enjoy!

Tags: date: 15th cent. bc, god: priam, material: gold, museum: moscow, origin: mycenean, type: jewelry
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