Bronze tripod

Period: Late Cypriot II or III

Date: ca. 1450–1050 B.C.

Culture: Cypriot

Medium: Bronze

Dimensions: H. 3 7/8 in. (9.8 cm)
diameter of rim 3 3/8 in. (8.6 cm)

Classification: Bronzes

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

Accession Number: 74.51.5587


This bronze tripod was cast from a mold. Its circular rim, decorated with a simple V-pattern in relief, is supported on three bowed legs joined by horizontal braces. Most known examples of cast tripods come from tombs and sanctuaries. This tripod is said to be from Idalion, the site of an ancient city-kingdom on Cyprus.