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Miniature chlorite bowl

Period:
Late Bronze Age
Date:
ca. 1600–1050 B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Chlorite
Dimensions:
H.: 3/4in. (1.9cm) Diam.: 2 1/8 in. (5.4 cm)
Classification:
Miscellaneous-Stone Vases
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.5026
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 173
One handle, decorated with basket pattern.

The bowl has a small, horizontal lug. On the exterior is a decoration of hatched triangles and there are diagonal lines inscribed on the inside lip.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 1539, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Karageorghis, Vassos, Joan Mertens, and Marice E. Rose. 2000. Ancient Art from Cyprus: The Cesnola Collection in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. no. 124, pp. 74–75, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Hermary, Antoine and Joan R. Mertens. 2013. The Cesnola Collection of Cypriot Art: Stone Sculpture. no. 571, p. 400, Online Publication, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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