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Bronze handles and rim of a cauldron

Period:
Late Bronze Age
Date:
ca. 1300–1050 B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H. 8 1/4 in. (20.9 cm) diameter of rim 15 3/4 in. (40 cm)
Classification:
Bronzes
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.5685
  • Description

    Metal kraters with decorated rims and handles are extremely rare. The body of the vessel to which these were originally attached has not survived. The fine metalwork is quite worn and exhibits a mixture of influences from East and West characteristic of Cypriot manufacture. The demonlike figures on the handles are Near Eastern in origin, although they display strong Aegean stylistic influence.

  • Provenance

    From Cyprus

  • References

    Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, no. 4703.

    Richter, Gisela M. A. 1915. Greek, Etruscan and Roman Bronzes. New York: Gilliss Press, no. 620, pp. 22-24.

    Richter, Gisela M. A. 1953. Handbook of the Greek Collection. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, pp. 17, 170, pl. 10b.

    Karageorghis, Vassos, Dr. Joan R. Mertens, and Marice E. Rose. 2000. Ancient Art from Cyprus: The Cesnola Collection in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, no. 95, pp. 58-59.

    Picón, Carlos A. 2007. Art of the Classical World in the Metropolitan Museum of Art: Greece, Cyprus, Etruria, Rome New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, no. 270, pp. 233, 459.

    Mertens, Joan R. 2010. How to Read Greek Vases. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, p. 40, fig. 21.

    Koehl, Robert. 2013. Amilla. The Quest for Excellence. Studies Presented to Guenter Kopcke in Celebration of His 75th Birthday Philadelphia: INSTAP Academic Press, pp. 297-99, figs. 19.9, 19.10, 19.24, 19.25.

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