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Bronze cauldron

7th century B.C.
10 1/4in. (26cm) Other (approx. diameter of mouth): 9 1/16in. (23cm)
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
Not on view
Round-bottomed cauldrons of this type would have required a tripod if used in life. They have been found in tombs containing cremated remains. The shape may have been introduced from Greece, where it is attested in the ninth and eighth centuries B.C.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 4949, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1915. Greek, Etruscan and Roman Bronzes. no. 626, pp. 225, 227, New York: Gilliss Press.

Matthäus, Hartmut. 1985. Metallgefässe und Gefässuntersätze der Bronzezeit, der geometrischen und archaischen Periode auf Cypern: mit einem Anhang der bronzezeitlichen Schwertfunde auf Cypern, Prähistorische Bronzefunde, Abteilung II Bd. 8. cat. 490, pp. 202, 376, München: Beck.

Karageorghis, Vassos, Joan Mertens, and Marice E. Rose. 2000. Ancient Art from Cyprus: The Cesnola Collection in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. no. 276, pp. 170-1, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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