Vaphio cups

Vaphio cups v?f?? [key], pair of gold cups of Minoan workmanship, probably dating from c.1500?1400 BC Shaped like teacups and about 31?2 in. (8.9 cm) high, they were formed by fastening together two plates of gold, the inner one smooth, the outer in low-relief repouss. The designs represent a bull hunt; on one the bulls are grazing, on the other they are captured in nets. Found in a grave at Vaphio in Laconia, the cups are preserved in Athens.

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