Ivory Button?

56.218.63

About this object

A large ivory button with a central hole and a circular but slightly curved body with two broken edges. The reverse of the button has three small holes around the central bigger hole. These may have been used for sowing the button onto a fabric.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Personal Object
  • Culture
    Late Cypriot IIB
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Europe: Southern Europe: Cyprus
  • Date made
    1300 BC
  • 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
    1956
  • Measurements
    36 mm
  • Note
    Tomb 3A no. 63
  • Related people

Where is this object from?

Object view = Humanities
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