Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Ivory disk (possibly a lid) with gilded bronze nail

Period:
Late Cypriot II–III
Date:
ca. 1450–1050 B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Ivory, bronze, gold
Dimensions:
Diam.: 1 3/4 in. (4.4 cm)
Classifications:
Miscellaneous-Bone, Ivory
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.5230
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.
Said to be from Amathus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 5907, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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