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Letter from James Stewart re a Syro-Hittite gold figurine and vexing problems of chronology in the Aegean Bronze Age, 1936-05-15

Reference Code: GBR/3437/AJBW/2/1/24/20

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Dated 15 May 1936. Probably written in Istanbul. Stewart believes his dig in Balikesir will not happen (on account of Bittel meddling in the permit process) and his opportunity 'of doing useful original work on Jortan ware is gone'. He writes of another Syro-Hittite gold figurine, similar to that found by Chantre at Yozgad, which was bought pre war from a dealer in Aleppo. Stewart intends to write a paper on the object, positing that both figuries are forgeries. He asks AJBW's opinion on the chronology of pottery from various sites, including Syria from where Harry Iliffe sends news of finds. He also refers to 'Cypriot' metal pins found in the Danube, intimating that the entire identification of this class of objects is wrong.


  • Creation: 1936-05-15



2 leaf/leaves : paper

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2 leaves of paper, handwritten in ink.

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