Silver-gilt mouthpiece

Period: Cypro-Archaic or Cypro-Classical

Date: late 6th–5th century B.C.

Culture: Cypriot

Medium: Gilded silver

Dimensions: Other: 3in. (7.6cm)

Classification: Gold and Silver

Credit Line: The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76

Accession Number: 74.51.3004

Description

Such objects were made for the tomb, to be placed on the mouth of the deceased.

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