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Vessel, 4th century BCE

  • Thracian, ca. 1500 BCE to 46 CE/AD

Silver, hammered from sheet, chased, engraved and repousse decoration.

  • height: 6 3/4 in. 17.1 cm

Founders Society Purchase, William H. Murphy Fund

58.160

Department

Greco-Roman and Ancient European

Until 1931, Franz Trau [1881–1931] (Vienna, Austria)

1931, by descent to his estate (Vienna, Austria)

November 16, 1954, sold through (Galerie Fischer, Lucerne, Switzerland), to (Dr. Hubert A. Cahn of Münzen und Medaillen A.G., Basel, Switzerland)

By 1956, helmet owned in partnership between (Cahn) and (Elie Borowski, Toronto, Canada)

1958-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)Franz Trau, Vienna

"FAMILY ART GAME", DIA Advertising Supplement, DETROIT FREE PRESS, April 27, 1980, p 11 (ill). Galerie Fischer, Luzern, ANTIKENSAMMLUNG NACHLASS FRANZ TRAU, WIEN, Nov 16, 1954, cat no 375, pl 10. Goldman, B., "A Scythian Helmet from the Danube," DIA BULLETIN, vol 42, no 4, 1963, pp 63-71 (ill). Rosu, L., "Thraco-Getae-Dacian Art Works In The Detroit Institute of Arts," ROMANIANS CELEBRATING ONTARIO: HERITAGE FESTIVAL, Toronto, 1984, pp 166-168. Meyers, P., "Three Silver Objects from Thrace: A Technical Examination," METROPOLITAN MUSEUM JOURNAL, vol 16, 1981, pp 49-54.

Thracian, Vessel, 4th century BCE, Silver, hammered from sheet, chased, engraved and repousse decoration.. Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Society Purchase, William H. Murphy Fund, 58.160.