Ancient Cyprus in the British Museum

Edited by Thomas Kiely

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Tombs guide – 71-80

Tomb 71

Contents: held in the Cyprus Museum
Materials/objects: goldwork, faience beads, fragmentary Cypriot pottery vessel
Chronological range of objects: LCII-III
Tomb type and status: tholos tomb, looted
Additional information: built of fired mud brick and occasional stones, partially collapsed. SCE IV1C: Red Lustrous Wheelmade.


Tomb 72

Contents: four registered objects
Materials/objects: goldwork
Chronological range of objects: LCII-III
Tomb type and status: chamber tomb, disturbed after being encroached upon by a well
Additional information: faience bowl, Late Helladic sherds and vessels


Tomb 73

Contents: three registered objects
Materials/objects: goldwork, bronze mirror with ivory handle, Cypriot pottery vessel
Chronological range of objects: LCIB-III, no evidence for LCI use
Tomb type and status: chamber tomb, disturbed after being encroached upon by a well
Additional information: goldwork, alabaster vessel, Late Helladic pottery, stone mortar and pestle, Bucchero ware


Tomb 74

Contents: five registered objects
Materials/objects: bronze fibulae, iron pin, cylinder seal with gold mount, Late Cypriot pottery vessel
Chronological range of objects: LCII-III, no real evidence for use earlier than LCIIC/IIIA
Tomb type and status: chamber tomb, disturbed
Additional information: described as similar to Tomb 68, v-shaped. Goldwork, bronze vessels and bracelet. This tomb contains the only example of locally produced Mycenaean-style IIIC Early pottery found in the tombs.


Tomb 75

Contents: 41 registered objects, fragments of the same ivory objects were registered separately so the total number of objects is 37
Materials/objects: goldwork, faience vessel and beads, cylinder seal, ivories, stone pestles
Chronological range of objects: LCIB-III, no real evidence for earlier than LCIIC
Tomb type and status: chamber tomb, disturbed
Additional information: described as partly built up with rough-hewn stones on one side in one part of the notebook but elsewhere as full of stones that had fallen in from above when the roof collapsed. Bronze knife and vessel, ‘many’ stone mortar and pestles. The 1900 publication lists Bucchero ware but none is recorded in the notebook.


Tomb 76

Contents: held in the Cyprus Museum
Materials/objects: goldwork, ostrich egg, Late Helladic and Cypriot pottery and figurines
Chronological range of objects: LCIB-III, no evidence for use prior to LCII
Tomb type and status: chamber tomb, disturbed
Additional information: Bucchero ware. CVA CM: LH IIIA2; SCE IV1C: Base Ring II, Red Lustrous Wheelmade.


Tomb 77

Contents: seven registered objects
Materials/objects: Late Helladic and Cypriot pottery, faience bead
Chronological range of objects: LCIB-IIA-B
Tomb type and status: chamber tomb, status uncertain
Additional information: goldwork, White Slip, further Base Ring I and bull rhyta, ‘many jugs and mugs not kept’


Tomb 78

Contents: held in the Cyprus Museum
Materials/objects: goldwork, silver bowl and bracelets, bronze fragments, glass, alabaster fragments, Late Helladic and Cypriot pottery
Chronological range of objects: LCIB-IIC, possibly into IIIA
Tomb type and status: chamber tomb, two niches in dromos sealed with stones
Additional information: the niches contained bones, one contained two gold bands. White Slip. CVA CM: LH IIIA1, IIIA2, IIIB, Pastoral Style. SCE IV1C: Base Ring I, Base Ring II.


Tomb 79

Contents: 26 registered objects
Materials/objects: goldwork, cornelian and steatite scarabs, Late Helladic pottery
Chronological range of objects: LCIB-IIC
Tomb type and status: chamber tomb, status uncertain
Additional information: goldwork, White Slip, Base Ring II vessels and bull rhyton, Red Lustrous Wheelmade, ivory and bronze fragments, Late Helladic vessels and sherds, stone plates and mortar, faience vessels


Tomb 80

Contents: two registered objects, remainder in the Cyprus Museum
Materials/objects: faience vessel, Late Helladic and Cypriot pottery
Chronological range of objects: LCIA-IIC
Tomb type and status: chamber tomb, looted
Additional information: the notebook records that the faience stirrup jar was given to the British Museum.