Tripod Stand


About this object

It was impossible to replace many of the unique and important objects that had been destroyed during the Blitz. But the War Damage Fund did mean that the museum’s curators could buy high prized objects that came up for sale at auction.

The museum’s curators browsed auction catalogues and worked with dealers to find objects that would help rebuild the collections. These new objects would also look impressive when they went on display. World Museum was not only rebuilding its collections, but its reputation as a museum of national importance.

This bronze tripod from Cyprus was one of many objects bought at auction between the 1960s and 1980s.

Object specifics

  • Type
    Household Objects
  • Culture
    Late Cypriot III
  • Artist/Maker
  • Place made
    Europe: Southern Europe: Cyprus
  • Date made
    1200 BC - 1050 BC
  • Materials
  • Location
    Item not currently on display
  • Acquisition
    Puchased from Sotheby & Co Auction House
  • Collector
  • Place collected
    Europe: Southern Europe: Cyprus
  • Date collected
  • 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)


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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