Period: Late Cypriot II or III
Date: ca. 1450–1050 B.C.
Dimensions: H. 3 7/8 in. (9.8 cm)
diameter of rim 3 3/8 in. (8.6 cm)
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.