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Limestone altar

Period:
Cypro-Classical
Date:
first half of the 5th century B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Limestone
Dimensions:
Overall: 9 3/8 x 6 3/8 x 6 in. (23.8 x 16.2 x 15.2 cm)
Classification:
Cesnola Inscriptions
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.2319
Not on view
The altar is decorated on two sides; on one, together with a Cypro-syllabic inscription, is a sacrifice scene; on the other a couple are shown at a banquet.
Sanctuary of Golgoi–Ayios Photios

Cesnola, Luigi Palma di. 1885. A Descriptive Atlas of the Cesnola Collection of Cypriote Antiquities in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Vol. 1. pl. XXVII.85, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Cesnola, Luigi Palma di. 1903. A Descriptive Atlas of the Cesnola Collection of Cypriote Antiquities in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Vol. 3, Plates & Text 1–150. pl. CXXXI, 3, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 1860, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Masson, Olivier. 1961. Les Inscriptions Chypriotes Syllabiques: Recueil Critique et Commenté. no. 283, Paris: E. de Boccard.

Hermary, Antoine and Joan R. Mertens. 2013. The Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Art: Stone Sculpture. no. 445, pp. 318–19, Online Publication, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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