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Accession_Number 13.10.6
adlib_title Cypriote handle
Shape Handle
Shape_description Flat bronze heart-shape piece, flaring at the pointed end, with a spool-shaped element (reel-shaped, according to Catling, as recorded in the Ure archives), horizontally arranged and attached at the centre of the upper part; Each end of the spool comprises a flat disk, while at the centre the surface is curved and narrower, so that a vertical space is revealed between the heart and the spool.
Material Bronze
Fabric Cypriote
Fabric_description
Munsell_color
Decoration
Inscriptions
Condition Single piece, perhaps broken off at the bottom (flaring end of the 'heart'). The shiny blackish-brown surface has acquired a green patina in patches.
Technique/Style
Provenance Salamis, Cyprus
Period
Date 9 c.
Dating_details
Artist
Attribution
Image
2008.03.0007.jpg
2008.03.0007.jpg
Top view of Cypriote bronze handle.
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2008.03.0008.jpg
2008.03.0008.jpg
Top view of Cypriote bronze handle on its side.
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2008.03.0009.jpg
2008.03.0009.jpg
Top view of Cypriote bronze handle on its side.
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2008.09.0014.jpg
2008.09.0014.jpg
Drawings of a bronze Cypriote handle.
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2010.99.0110.jpg
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Front view of Cypriote bronze handle, showing the attaching of heart and the spool elements.
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2010.99.0111.jpg
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Front view of Cypriote bronze handle, showing the attaching of heart and the spool elements.
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2010.99.0112.jpg
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Front view of Cypriote bronze handle, showing the attaching of heart and the spool elements.
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2010.99.0113.jpg
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Side view of Cypriote bronze handle, showing the attaching of heart and the spool elements.
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2010.99.0114.jpg
2010.99.0114.jpg
Front view of Cypriot bronze handle, showing heart and the spool elements.
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2010.99.0115.jpg
2010.99.0115.jpg
Front view of a Cypriot bronze handle, showing the heart element.
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Comparanda For the use of the reel (pierced, with rings attached) see H. Matthäus, Metallgefässe und Gefässuntersätze der Bronzezeit, der geometrischen und archaischen Periode auf Cypern (Munich pl. 26 no. 373 and pl. 47.nos. 498 (Tamassos) and 499.
Bibliography
Archive_Ref reference 1
reference 2
Beazley_DB
Height 7.2
Diameters Spool: max. diam. 3.6; min. diam. 2.2; 'hole' between 'spool' and 'heart' 0.6.
Handle_height
Other_dims. W. 6.5; th. 'heart' 0.4-0.6
Location Household
Edited_by Alexandra; Kinsey; Amy; Joana Varela
Date_edited 17.08.2004; 09.01.2006; 20.07.2009; 05.04.2017
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