200545 - Aksumite Kingdom - Gold smelt cup from the 4th-9th century - Ethiopia.


Ethiopia: Very old Gold smelt cup from Ethiopia.

This smelt cup is 8.5 cm high (without the stand) and 11.5 cm high including the silver stand.

This is a very old and extremly rare clay gold smelt cup from about the 6th to 9th century AD.

This gold smelt cup is found in a coptic church near Axum, North Ethiopia.

It is made from clay and the silver stand is made about 1948.

This is an extremly rare museum piece from the aksumite period.