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Ivory disk with rosette

Period:
Late Bronze Age
Date:
ca. 1600–1050 B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Ivory
Dimensions:
Diameter 2 3/16 in. (5.6 cm)
Classifications:
Miscellaneous-Bone, Ivory
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.5216
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Ivory was imported to Cyprus from the Near East or Egypt. The rosette was a popular decorative motif originally inspired by designs on Syrian and Phoenician minor arts and textiles.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5905, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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