Ivory Disc Shaped Lid

56.218.60

About this object

Ivory disc with engraved decoration on one side and a central pin as a handle. The engraved decoration consists of a circular medallion of a flower with 6 long petals with a few smaller and narrower ones in between them. A band of 6 parallel circular lines frames the central medalion. A similar band is along the edges of the lid. In between the areas thee is narrow band with parallel and vertically arranged curved lines.
The disc is probably the lid of a circular box. It is in several pieces and it has been mended, fixed to a perspex mount. There may be more fragments amongst the box of "general ivory" from Tomb 3A.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Container
  • Culture
    Late Cypriot IIIA
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Europe: Southern Europe: Cyprus
  • Date made
    1300 BC - 1200 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
    145 mm
  • Note
    Tomb 3A, no. 60.
  • Related people

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