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Cylinder seal

Period:
Late Cypriot
Date:
ca. 15th–12th century B.C.
Geography:
Cyprus
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Steatite
Dimensions:
0.89 in. (2.26 cm)
Classification:
Stone-Cylinder Seals
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.4347
Not on view
Said to be from Kourion, 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. 1903. A Descriptive Atlas of the Cesnola Collecton of Cypriote Antiquities. Boston: James R. Osgood and Company, pl. CXVIII, 2.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, no. 4347.

Porada, Edith. 1948. “The Cylinder Seals of the Late Cypriote Bronze Age.” American Journal of Archaeology 52, no. 48.

Mazzoni, Stefania. 1986. “Continuity and Development in the Syrian and the Cypriote Common Glyptic Styles.” Insight through Images: Studies in Honor of Edith Porada, edited by Marilyn Kelly-Buccellati. Malibu: Undena Publications, p. 176, no. A21.
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