Ivory disk (possibly a lid) with gilded bronze nail

Ivory, bronze, gold | 4.4cm | c. 1450-1050 B.C.

Unknown Artist

Ivory was imported to Cyprus from the Near East or Egypt. The rosette was a popular decorative motif originally inspired by designs on Syrian and Phoenician minor arts and textiles.

Credit: The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
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