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Possible base of a cylindrical ivory box; flat, circular disc with central hole on top, but not pierced through; smoothed surface, partially damaged and abraded at one side.
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Diameter: 31 millimetres
Thickness: 13 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- The exact provenance of each item in the registration sequence GR 1881,8- 24.1-165 is not given in every case but everything with a stated findspot comes from either Salamis - the majority - or Kition. A few items, namely, the bird vases GR 1881,8-24.47 and 59, may have been found in Mari, if they are the same items mentioned in the Cataogue of the Cyprus Museum as among those excavated there by Ohnefalsch-Richter. Salamis is the most likely provenance for the Hellenisticand Roman material in this registration group given the preponderance of finds of this date among the provenanced items.
The lack of contextual information makes it difficult to assignt this item a precise date. Ivory and bone boxes were common in Cyprus in both the Late Bronze Age and Hellenistic-Roman periods; this may belong to the latter period given the parallels from Amathus (Chavane 1990, 73), Salamis (Chavane 1975, 176-178 and pls. 48-48) and elsewhere on the island.
Chavane M.-J. 1975, Salamine de Chypre. VI. Les petits objets (Paris: de Boccard).
Chavane M.-J. 1990, La nécropole d'Amathonte. Tombes 110-385. IV. Les petits objets. Études chypriotes XII (Nicosia: Department of Antiquities; French School at Athens).
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- Greek and Roman
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