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Part of Greek and Roman Art
Date: ca. 1725–1600 B.C.Accession Number: 74.51.795
Date: ca. 1450–1050 B.C.Accession Number: 11.140.7
Date: ca. 1450–1200 B.C.Accession Number: 74.51.1542
Date: ca. 1250–1050 B.C.Accession Number: 74.51.5684
Date: ca. 1375–1350 B.C.Accession Number: 74.51.964
Date: ca. 1400–1200 B.C.Accession Number: 74.51.3005
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The Norbert Schimmel Gallery houses a collection of ancient art from Cyprus that was acquired by the Museum in 1874, having been assembled on the island by General Luigi Palma di Cesnola, who was American consul there and later became the Met's first director. Because of the sites that he explored, he did not find the very earliest levels of material culture, which are now dated back to 10,000 B.C.
This gallery focuses on objects of the Bronze Age (ca. 2500–1050 B.C.). Though not surely from Cyprus, the bronze ingot represents the island's single most significant resource.
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