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Creator Nationality: European; Southern European; Cypriot
Creator Name-CRT: Cypriot
Title: Bronze rod tripod
View: Principal view
Creation Start Date: 0
Creation End Date: 2
Creation Date: ca. 1250?1050 B.C.
Creation Place: Said to be from Kourion
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Materials and Techniques: bronze
Dimensions: H. 14 3/4 in. (37.5 cm)
Description: Bronze tripods from Cyprus represent some of the finest metalwork produced in the eastern Mediterranean at the end of the Late Bronze Age. They were admired in the Aegean, where Cypriot prototypes were imitated during the first millennium B.C. This one is composed of pieces cast or worked separately and then fastened together by means of hard-soldering. Its decoration shows a blend of Mycenaean Greek and Near Eastern elements. The band at the top , cast flat in one piece, is decorated in low relief with a frieze of hounds pursuing wild goats. Ancient repairs to the stand's rim are one indication that it was a valuable treasured item that may have been passed from one generation to another.
AMICA Contributor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner Location: New York, New York
ID Number: 74.51.5684
Credit Line: The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874-76
Copyright: Copyright ? 2002 The Metropolitan Museum of Art . All rights reserved.
Style or Period: Late Bronze Age
AMICA ID: MMA_.74.51.5684
AMICA Library Year: 2002
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Copyright (c) 2002 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. All Rights Reserved
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