The Toreutics of Colchis in the 5th-4th Centuries BC Local Traditions, Outside Influences, Innovations

The Toreutics of Colchis in the 5th-4th Centuries BC Local Traditions, Outside Influences,... Th e Toreutics of Colchis in the 5 th -4 th Centuries BC Local Traditions, Outside Influences, Innovations Mikhail Yu. Treister Abstract Two silver vessels: a silver aryballos from the mid-5 th century BC burial No. 11/1969 in Vani and a silver goblet from the ritual complex No. 1 of the Ulyap barrow No. 1 in the Kuban basin, dated to the late 5 th -early 4 th century BC, are discussed. Th e similarities in details of the vessels and their decoration with those of the silver vessels found in Lydia and the vicinity of Sinope are pointed out. A group of items of toreutics from the 5 th -4 th centuries BC complexes in Colchis and outside it is singled out: they are decorated with incised animal or mythological images, the bodies of which are covered with vertical rows of horizontal notches. One can not exclude, that this kind of decoration goes back to the images on the Colchian bronze axes and belts of the 8 th -6 th centuries BC. Th e characteristic rosette decorating the bottoms of the vessels from Vani, Ulyap and the phiale No. 61 from the Treasure of Akhalgori is analysed; http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Ancient Civilizations from Scythia to Siberia Brill

The Toreutics of Colchis in the 5th-4th Centuries BC Local Traditions, Outside Influences, Innovations

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© 2007 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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0929-077X
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1570-0577
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10.1163/157005707X212689
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Abstract

Th e Toreutics of Colchis in the 5 th -4 th Centuries BC Local Traditions, Outside Influences, Innovations Mikhail Yu. Treister Abstract Two silver vessels: a silver aryballos from the mid-5 th century BC burial No. 11/1969 in Vani and a silver goblet from the ritual complex No. 1 of the Ulyap barrow No. 1 in the Kuban basin, dated to the late 5 th -early 4 th century BC, are discussed. Th e similarities in details of the vessels and their decoration with those of the silver vessels found in Lydia and the vicinity of Sinope are pointed out. A group of items of toreutics from the 5 th -4 th centuries BC complexes in Colchis and outside it is singled out: they are decorated with incised animal or mythological images, the bodies of which are covered with vertical rows of horizontal notches. One can not exclude, that this kind of decoration goes back to the images on the Colchian bronze axes and belts of the 8 th -6 th centuries BC. Th e characteristic rosette decorating the bottoms of the vessels from Vani, Ulyap and the phiale No. 61 from the Treasure of Akhalgori is analysed;

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Ancient Civilizations from Scythia to SiberiaBrill

Published: Jan 1, 2007

Keywords: METALWARE; TOREUTICS; LYDIA; ASIA MINOR; 'LYDIAN ACHAEMENID STYLE'; COLCHIS; SILVER VESSELS; 'INTERNATIONAL ACHAEMENID STYLE'

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