Tripod Stand

1966.352

About this object

Bronze tripod with a frieze cast in segments with alternate metopes in low relief, one with winged male sphinxes confronting each other divided by a lily, the other with confronted horned goats, their heads turned back, divided by the same motif, supported by three legs formed of three aligned bronze rods with scrolls at the top and with diagonal struts, the three supporting stretchers meeting in a ring (feet broken off).
Excellent condition.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Household Objects
  • Culture
    Late Cypriot III
  • Artist/Maker
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place made
    Europe: Southern Europe: Cyprus
  • Date made
    1200 BC - 1050 BC
  • Materials
    Bronze
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Puchased from Sotheby & Co Auction House
  • Collector
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Place collected
    Europe: Southern Europe: Cyprus
  • Date collected
    Unknown or unrecorded
  • Measurements
    245 mm x 280 mm x 280 mm; 9 5/8 in x 11 in x 11 in
  • Note
    Catling 1964, no.14, pl.29:c,d,e;
    Sidney Pickles, Metallurgical Changes in Late Bronze Age Cyprus (Edinburgh, 1988), p. 31, no. 18 (illustrated as front cover);
    Compare with British Museum, Greek and Roman Antiquities, 1897,0401.1571.
    Purchased as Sotheby's (London) 14 November 1966, lot 174.
  • Related people
    Sotheby's (Previous owner)

Ownership

Previous owners

  • Sotheby's

    Owned from: Unknown or unrecorded
    How acquired: Unknown or unrecorded
    Owned until: 1966-11-14
    Disposal method: Unknown or unrecorded
Object view = Humanities
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