Obsidian core

On display


  • Title

    Obsidian core

  • Associated place

    Melos (find spot)
  • Date

    2700 BC - 2300 BC
  • Material and technique


  • Object type

  • Dimensions

    7.7 cm (length)
    2.3 cm (width)
  • No. of items


  • Credit line

    Purchased, 1880.

  • Museum location

    Ground floor | Gallery 20 | Aegean World
  • Museum department


  • Accession no.


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Further reading

Sherratt, Susan, Catalogue of Cycladic Antiquities in the Ashmolean Museum: The Captive Spirit, i (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2000), III.8.21

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