Disc Shaped Lid

56.218.45

About this object

Ivory disc with engraved decoration. The central medalion decoration is of a lozenge formed out of 4 pairs of volutes or semi spirals. The spaces between each pair are filled with two long triangular leaves. A band of thin circular lines frames the central medalion along the body of the disc and a similar band is on the edges of the lid. The space in between these two bands is filled with short tiangular leaves. The disc is probably the lid of a circular box and many of its fragments are missing. The disc is in several pieces which have been joined together and fixed to a perspex mount. One piece has come loose of the mount.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Container
  • Culture
    Late Cypriot IIB
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Europe: Southern Europe: Cyprus
  • Date made
    1300 BC about
  • Materials
    Tooth Ivory
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Gift of St Andrews University and Liverpool Museums Kouklia Expedition
  • Collector
    St Andrews University and Liverpool Museums Kouklia Expedition
  • Place collected
    Europe: Southern Europe: Cyprus: Kouklia: Evreti Tomb 3A
  • Date collected
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Measurements
    x x 73 mm; x x 2 7/8 in
  • Note
    Probably from tomb 3A, no. 45
  • Related people
Object view = Humanities
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