Ancient Cyprus in the British Museum

Edited by Thomas Kiely

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Bronze four-sided stand; composite construction of around 150 pieces; at the top is a ring with a central zone of spirals of twisted wire between double rods; the ring is soldered onto the upper cross-pieces; the stand consists of four square sides, each with a border of spiral wires between cable-patterned rods; in the centre of each panel is a scene representing the upper part of a building with a divided window; in each window is a female head, modelled in the round with shoulder-length twisted plaits falling behind the ears; the heads were cast using lost-wax technique; the four flat, square feet are supported by eight diagonal struts with volute terminals and with a wire spiral in the space between; fragmentary and severely oxidised, half of upper ring and only two feet preserved.


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