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Cylinder seal

Period:
Late Cypriot
Date:
ca. 15th–12th century B.C.
Geography:
Cyprus
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Steatite
Dimensions:
0.79 in. (2.01 cm)
Classification:
Stone-Cylinder Seals
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.4320
Not on view
Said to be from Amathus, Cyprus. 1865–1872, found in Cyprus by General Luigi Palma di Cesnola; acquired by the Museum in 1874, purchased from General Luigi Palma di Cesnola.
di Cesnola, Luigi Palma. 1878. Cyprus: Its Ancient Cities, Tombs, and Temples. New York: Harper & Brothers, pl. XXXIII, 24.

di Cesnola, Luigi Palma. 1903. A Descriptive Atlas of the Cesnola Collecton of Cypriote Antiquities. Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, pl. CXIX, 14.

Ward, William H. 1910. The Seal Cylinders of Western Asia. Washington: Carnegie Institution, no. 1189.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, no. 4320.

Porada, Edith. 1948. “The Cylinder Seals of the Late Cypriote Bronze Age.” American Journal of Archaeology 52, no. 24.
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