Ivory disk (possibly a lid) with gilded bronze nail
- Late Cypriot II–III
- ca. 1450–1050 B.C.
- Ivory, bronze, gold
- Diam.: 1 3/4 in. (4.4 cm)
- Miscellaneous-Bone, Ivory
- Credit Line:
- The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
- Accession Number:
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 173
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.