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Chlorite tripod

Late Cypriot II–III
ca. 1450–1050 B.C.
H. 2 5/8 in. (6.7 cm); Diam. 4 3/4 in. (12.1 cm)
Miscellaneous-Stone Vases
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 173
The three legs of the mortar are decorated with engraved motifs. Each leg shows two superposed metopes. The metopes contain two intersecting diagonal lines with each of the fields filled with a dotted circle.
“From Amathus”

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 1533, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Karageorghis, Vassos, Joan Mertens, and Marice E. Rose. 2000. Ancient Art from Cyprus: The Cesnola Collection in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. no. 121, pp. 74-75, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Hermary, Antoine and Joan R. Mertens. 2013. The Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Art: Stone Sculpture. no. 605, Myres 1533, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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