Beaker (Repoussé Relief Decoration in Two Registers)
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
Situated at the top of the "Fertile Crescent," Syria was a cultural crossroads where the peoples of the ancient Near East exchanged ideas and artistic visions. Ancient Syrian culture shows Mesopotamian characteristics as well as affinities with the cultural traditions of the coast to the west and the mountains of eastern Turkey to the north. It was from these mountains that Syrian metal workers obtained copper, one of the ingredients necessary for the production of the alloy bronze. Even after the invention of bronze—perhaps because of their easy access to copper deposits—Syrian artists continued to create vessels purely of copper. Its softness allowed for delicate carving in both raised and sunk relief.
early 2nd millennium B.C.E.
4 7/16 x 3 3/8 x 3 in. (11.3 x 8.6 x 7.6 cm)
Base: 3/8 x 2 9/16 in. (1 x 6.5 cm) (show scale)
This item is not on view
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Manheim
You may download and use Brooklyn Museum images of this three-dimensional work in accordance with a Creative Commons license
. Fair use, as understood under the United States Copyright Act, may also apply.
Please include caption information from this page and credit the Brooklyn Museum. If you need a high resolution file, please fill out our online application form
For further information about copyright, we recommend resources at the United States Library of Congress
, Cornell University
, Copyright and Cultural Institutions: Guidelines for U.S. Libraries, Archives, and Museums
, and Copyright Watch
For more information about the Museum's rights project, including how rights types are assigned, please see our blog posts on copyright
If you have any information regarding this work and rights to it, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Beaker (Repoussé Relief Decoration in Two Registers), early 2nd millennium B.C.E. Tin Bronze, 4 7/16 x 3 3/8 x 3 in. (11.3 x 8.6 x 7.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Manheim, 75.29. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CONS.75.29_xrs_detail01.jpg)
xray, detail, CONS.75.29_xrs_detail01.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph
"CUR" at the beginning of an image file name means that the image was created by a curatorial staff member. These study images may be digital point-and-shoot photographs, when we don\'t yet have high-quality studio photography, or they may be scans of older negatives, slides, or photographic prints, providing historical documentation of the object.
Not every record you will find here is complete. More information is available for some works than for others, and some entries have been updated more recently. Records are frequently reviewed and revised, and we welcome
any additional information you might have.