Beaker (Primary Title)

Unknown (Artist)

3000-2800 BC
Overall: 6 1/4 × 4 3/16 in. (15.88 × 10.64 cm)
Cords were threaded through the lugs of this beaker to make it easier to carry. About three hundred examples of Cycladic beakers are known.
Early Cycladic I Period
Arthur and Margaret Glasgow Fund
“Silent Witnesses: Early Cycladic Art of the Third Milennium B.C.,” Onassis Cultural Center (New York, NY): 9 April-15 June 2002.

“Cleopatra: A Multimedia Guide to the Ancient World,” interactive multimedia program, The Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago, IL): 1996.

“Early Cycladic Art in North American Collections,” Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (Richmond, VA): 10 November 1987-10 January 1988; The Kimbell Art Museum (Fort Worth, TX): 5 March-15 May 1988; Legion of Honor, part of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco (San Fransisco, CA): 25 June-25 September 1988.
Doumas, Christos G. Silent Witnesses: Early Cycladic Art of the Third Millennium B.C., exhibition catalogue. New York: Alexander S. Onassis Public Benefit Foundation, 2002, cat. no. 7, p. 55.

Mayo, Margaret Ellen, and Heather S. Russell. Ancient Art: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Richmond, VA: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 1998. (p. 38)

Getz-Gentle, Pat. Stone Vessels of the Cyclades in the Early Bronze Age. University Park, PA: The Pennsylvania State University Press, 1996, p. 341, pl. 28b, fig. 21h.

Getz-Preziosi, Pat. Early Cycladic Art in North American Collections, exhibition catalogue. Richmond, VA: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, 1987, cat no. 109, p. 284, pl. XII, p. 117.

Tajan, Ader Picard. “Collection of Armand Trampitsch.” In Archéologie, auction catalogue. Paris: Noveau Drouot, 26 November 1984, lot #304.
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