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Chlorite tripod

Period:
Late Cypriot II–III
Date:
ca. 1450–1050 B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Chlorite
Dimensions:
H. 2 5/8 in. (6.7 cm); Diam. 4 3/4 in. (12.1 cm)
Classification:
Miscellaneous-Stone Vases
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.5055
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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