Gold-plated bronze replica of a bowl found in Euboea (c. 3000 - 2800 BC). The original is wrought from a thick gold foil with engraved linear decoration and is a rare specimen of proto-Helladic metalwork. The decoration is probably modelled on eastern or Cycladic patterns, which is consistent with the view that even in the Early Bronze Age there were close economic and cultural ties between the various Mediterranean centres.
Height 9 cm, Diameter 12 cm
Early Cycladic plate