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Bronze handles and part of the rim of a cauldron

Period:
Cypro-Geometric III
Date:
ca. 850–750 B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H. 12 9/16 in. (31.9 cm) diameter 16 in. (40.7 cm)
Classification:
Bronzes
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.5674
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 174
Such cauldrons as this and the example nearby (74.51.5673) have been found in tombs. It is not known if they served in life or were purely funerary.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1915. Greek, Etruscan and Roman Bronzes. no. 534, p. 201, 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. 471, pp. 195, 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. 272, p. 167, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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