Vapheio cup

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A type of Mycenaean drinking vessel, named after the find of two gold examples in a tholos burial at Vapheio, near Sparta, southern Greece. A Vapheio cup has a flat base, straight flaring sides, and a single handle. The original gold examples were decorated in relief with scenes of bulls. Vapheio cups are found in middle Minoan levels in Crete and were popular on the mainland in the late Helladic period.

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