Ancient Cyprus in the British Museum

Edited by Thomas Kiely

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Tombs guide – 31-40

Tomb 31

Contents: held in the Cyprus Museum
Materials/objects: two gold beads
Chronological range of objects: LC
Tomb type and status: probably chamber tomb presumably disturbed


Tomb 32

Contents: nine registered objects
Materials/objects: goldwork, stone bead, cylinder seal
Chronological range of objects: LCIB-III
Tomb type and status: probably chamber tomb, presumably disturbed
Additional information: additional gold, bronze and silver jewellery, fragments of Late Helladic pottery, ivories, faience bead and vessel fragment, stone pestle and vessel, additional Cypriot pottery sherds, including White Slip


Tomb 33

Contents: 12 registered objects, one (the scarab) is not entirely certain but likely
Materials/objects: terracottas, a nineteenth Dynasty scarab inscribed with the name of Thutmose III
Chronological range of objects: LC, Cypro-Archaic
Tomb type and status: probably chamber tomb, disturbed
Additional information: Late Cypriot goldwork, ivory, faience fragments, bronze mirror, four stone spindle-whorls. It is possible that not all the Cypro-Archaic objects were retained as the tomb is described as containing ‘many’ fragments and also limestone. The scarab was not in the register as belonging to tomb 33 but it is the only scarab with the name of Thutmose III that is not assigned to a tomb so has been accepted as likely. It is also likely that many of the objects were retained as all types in the above list are present in the database but their provenance was lost.


Tomb 34

Contents: five registered objects
Materials/objects: pottery
Chronological range of objects: LC1A2-IIB, possibly IIC
Tomb type and status: probably chamber tomb, disturbed
Additional information: only pottery mentioned in the notebook, including additional sherds


Tomb 35

Contents: seven registered objects
Materials/objects: pottery, limestone vessel with lid
Chronological range of objects: LCII-III(?)
Tomb type and status: probably chamber tomb, disturbed
Additional information: Late Helladic vessels and sherds, White Slip sherds, faience cylinder and bead fragments


Tomb 36

Contents: held in the Cyprus Museum
Materials/objects: pottery
Chronological range of objects LCII-III
Tomb type and status: probably chamber tomb, presumably disturbed
Additional information: Late Helladic vessels and sherds, Base Ring, Plain White(?)


Tomb 37

Contents: six registered objects
Materials/objects: goldwork, lapis lazuli bead, cylinder seals, pottery
Chronological range of objects: LCIB-III
Tomb type and status: chamber tomb(?), presumably disturbed
Additional information: goldwork, sherds and whole vessels of Late Helladic and Cypriot pottery (Red Lustrous Wheelmade, Bucchero, White Shaved, Plain White ware)


Tomb 38

Contents: three registered objects
Materials/objects: gold ear-ring, stone trough, bronze fibula
Chronological range of objects: LCIB-III
Tomb type and status: chamber tomb, presumably disturbed
Additional information: goldwork, ivory fragments


 

Tomb 39

Contents: 14 registered objects
Materials/objects: gold and silver work, cornelian bead, stone vessel and hammer, pottery
Chronological range of objects: LCIB-III
Tomb type and status: chamber tomb, presumably disturbed
Additional information: goldwork, Base Ring I juglet, bronzes, faience beads