Ancient Cyprus in the British Museum

Edited by Thomas Kiely

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Tombs guide – 91-100

Tomb 91

Contents: 20 registered objects
Materials/objects: goldwork, stone vessel neck, female figurine, Late Helladic and Cypriot pottery
Chronological range of objects: LCIB-III, possibly used no later than IIC
Tomb type and status: chamber tomb, intact
Additional information: three burial layers with a layer of rock fall between each. The notebook states that grave goods were found only with the uppermost burial layer. Goldwork, ivory, glass, faience, bronze and silver fragments. Late Helladic and Cypriot vessels and sherds including Base Ring II and White Slip.


Tomb 92

Contents: 39 registered objects
Materials/objects: goldwork, silver vessels, hematite weights
Chronological range of objects: LCIB-III, possibly used no later than IIC
Tomb type and status: chamber tomb, status uncertain
Additional information: a deep pit grave seems to have been dug into one side of the tomb floor in which the 1900 publication states that all of the grave goods were found. The notebook lists a large amount of pottery (Late Helladic and Cypriot including Base Ring II, Red Lustrous Wheelmade, plain wares) but the 1900 publication states that no pottery was found. Additional goldwork, faience fragments, fragmentary silver and bronze jewellery, bronze knives.


Tomb 93

Contents: 214 registered objects, 143 are from the 1897 sequence and 71 from the 1900 sequence. It is not possible to be certain how many of the 1900 objects (all gold or gold-mounted seals) are from Tomb 93 but some certainly are (see notes on registration sequence) so they have been catalogued as ‘Tomb 93 probably’.
Materials/objects: goldwork and gold scrap, silver jewellery, cornelian and faience beads, glass, scarab, cylinder seals, Minoan prism seal, Late Helladic and Cypriot pottery and figurines
Chronological range of objects: LCIA-III, probably used no later than IIC
Tomb type and status: chamber tomb, disturbed
Additional information: even without the 1900 sequence objects, Tomb 93 remains the wealthiest tomb every excavated at Enkomi. Some of the gold and sherds were found in the dromos and the door sealing stones were missing. The notebook states that ‘the bones and antiquities were all mixed up with the earth and rocks in the tomb’. One White Slip bowl was found containing 10 gold strips. Fragmentary amber and faience beads and silver fragments are the only items in the notebook not registered but there is no mention of other items, including glass and terracottas, or any pottery other than the Pictorial krater sherd found in the dromos.


Tomb 94

Contents: held in the Cyprus Museum
Materials/objects: goldwork, faience and stone vessels, Late Helladic and Cypriot pottery, sherds and figurines
Chronological range of objects: LCIA-III, possibly used no later than IIC
Tomb type and status: chamber tomb, disturbed
Additional information: pottery includes White Painted VI, Base Ring I, Base Ring II, White Shaved. CVA CM: LH IIIA2, IIIB; SCE IVIC: Monochrome, Base Ring II.


Tomb 95

Contents: four registered objects
Materials/objects: goldwork, agate bead
Chronological range of objects: LCIB-III
Tomb type and status: chamber tomb, status unknown
Additional information: bronze fragments, Late Helladic and Late Cypriot pottery including Bucchero, Plain ware, White Slip


Tomb 96

Contents: held in the Cyprus Museum.
Materials/objects: goldwork, fragments of faience, ivory, bone, alabaster and Late Helladic and Cypriot pottery.
Chronological range of objects: LCIB-III.
Tomb type and status: chamber tomb, disturbed.
Additional information: CVA CM: Pastoral Style.


Tomb 97

Contents: three registered objects
Materials/objects: bronze stands, stone spindle-whorl
Chronological range of objects: LCII-III
Tomb type and status: unknown
Additional information: Late Helladic pottery mentioned in publication but not notebook


Tomb 98

Contents: held in the Cyprus Museum
Materials/objects: silver jewellery, Late Helladic and Cypriot pottery
Chronological range of objects: LCII-III
Tomb type and status: unknown
Additional information: base Ring bull rhyton. CVA CM: LH IIIB and Pastoral Style. SCE IV1C: Base Ring II, Red Lustrous Wheelmade ware, White Painted Wheelmade III.


Tomb 99

Contents: held in the Cyprus Museum
Materials/objects: Lapis lazuli(?) beads, Cypriot pottery
Chronological range of objects: LCI-?
Tomb type and status: unknown
Additional information: SCE IV1C: Base Ring I


Tomb 100

Contents: one registered object
Materials/objects: gold ring
Chronological range of objects: LCII
Tomb type and status: unknown
Additional information: goldwork, cornelian bead