- Museum number
Bronze dish with a single suspension-handle; hammered from sheet bronze with a cast handle; shallow body on a rounded base; the handle is a simple, round-sectioned hoop attached with two rings to a thick, rounded flange with flaring ends riveted around the rim for approximately half the circumference of the vessel; the metal is very corroded.
- Production date
- 750 BC-475 BC
Diameter: 25.00 - 25.20 centimetres
Height: 4.20 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- The the surviving pottery from this tomb is confined to the CA II period, but the possible date range of some of the other objects - especially the Phoenician-style lamp holders - is somewhat broader, while the fifth century date of the ring suggests a later use of the tomb. See Matthäus 1985, 128-33 and 2001, 169-74 and 191-99 for a survey of the known examples from Cyprus and the Mediterranean, respectively. He dates this widely distributed type of dish or bowl to a developed stage of Phoenician bronze working. See also Vonhoff 2015, 279 for further discussion in the context of Phoenician-style bronzes in Cyprus. The present example is too large however to be a drinking bowl as described by both authors.
Matthäus H. 2001, 'Studies on the interrelationships of Cyprus and Italy during the 11th to 9th centuries B.C.' in: V. Karageorghis and L. Bonfante (eds), Italy and Cyrus in antiquity, 1500-450 BC (Nicosia: Costakis and Leto Severis Foundation), 153-214.
Vonhoff, C. 2015, 'Phoenician bronzes in Cyprus' in: J. Jiménez Ávila (ed.), Phoenician bronzes in Mediterranean. Bibliotheca Archaeologica Hisopania 45 (Madrid: Read Academia de la Historia), 269-96.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Greek and Roman
- Registration number