Top Ten Vases

Top Ten Vases

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  1. Alabaster Perfume Vase of King Tutankhamen
    12calcite perfume vase-carter210
    Description:
    Links: Top 100 Egyptian Artifacts, Top Ten King Tut Artifacts, Top Ten Pharaohs, HERITAGE-KEY.COM,
  2. Macedonian Krater
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    Description:
    Links: Top Ten Macedonian Artifacts,
  3. Panagyuriste Vase
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    Description:
    Links: Top Ten Treasure Troves,
  4. Pronomos Vase
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    Description:
    Links: Top 100 Greek Artifacts,
  5. Islamic Crystal Ewer
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           The slim-necked vessel, carved from a single piece of rock crystal and decorated with elaborate engravings of cheetahs, was made for the court of the Cairo-based Fatimid dynasty, which ruled a swath of the Middle East and North Africa between 908 and 1187 AD. Many artifacts from the era were lost when the Fatimid treasury was broken up by the Ayyubid rulers who succeeded them in the late 12th century. Only six similar rock crystal ewers are known to survive, including one in London’s Victoria and Albert Museum and another in the Louvre in Paris.
    Links: Top 100 Islamic Artifacts,
  6. Saqqara Pyramid Egyptian Vases
    This Egyptian vases which was found beneath the step pyramid of Saqqara currently resides in the Metropolitan museum of Art in New York.
    Links: Top 100 Egyptian Artifacts,
  7. Geometric Amphora (750 BC)
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    Description:
    Links: Top 100 Greek Artifacts,
  8. Sumerian Votive Vase (3,000 BC)
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    This vase dates back to 3,000 BC and was found in Uruk (Akkad).
    Links: Top 100 Sumerian Artifacts,
  9. Ming Dynasty Dragon Vase
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    Description:
    Links: Top 100 Chinese Artifacts, Top Ten Ming Dynasty Artifacts,
  10. Ming Dynasty Vase

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    Links: Top Ten Ming Dynasty Artifacts,
  11. Greek Vase
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    Description:
    Links: Top 100 Greek Artifacts,
  12. Minoan Marine Style Vase (1500 BC)
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    Description:
    Links: Top Ten Minoan Artifacts,
  13. Scythian Gold Vase
    4
    Description:
    Links: Top Ten Scythian Artifacts, Top 100 Gold Artifacts,
  14. Bonus: Lekythos of Hermes
    5
    Description:
    Links:
    Top 100 Greek Artifacts, Top Ten Greek Godshttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caduceus,
  15. Portland Vase
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           The Portland Vase is a Roman cameo glass vase, currently dated to between 5 AD and 25 AD, which served as an inspiration to many glass and porcelain makers from about the beginning of the 18th century on. Since 1810 the vase has been kept almost continuously in the British Museum in London. It was bought by the museum in 1945. The vase is about 25 cm high and 56 in circumference. It is made of violet-blue glass, and surrounded with a single continuous white glass cameo depicting seven figures (humans and gods). On the bottom was a cameo glass disc, also in blue and white, showing a head, presumed to be of Paris or Priam on the basis of the Phrygian cap it wears. This roundel clearly does not belong to the vase, and has been displayed separately since 1845. It may have been added to mend a break in antiquity or after, or the result of a conversion from an original amphora form (paralleled by a similar blue-glass cameo vessel from Pompeii) – it was definitely attached to the bottom from at least 1826.
    Links: Top 100 Roman Artifacts, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portland_Vase,
  16. Bonus: Ishtar Vase
    810
    Description:
    Links: Top 100 Sumerian Artifacts, Top Ten Louvre Artifacts, Top Ten Sumerian GodsTop Ten Museums, Top Ten European Museums,
  17. Russian Vase
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