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Part of Greek and Roman Art
Date: 2nd quarter of the 5th century B.C.Accession Number: 74.51.2453
Date: early 6th century B.C.Accession Number: 74.51.2857
Date: ca. 530–520 B.C.Accession Number: 74.51.2455
Date: ca. 725–675 B.C.Accession Number: 74.51.4554
Date: ca. 750–600 B.C.Accession Number: 74.51.509
Date: ca. 600–480 B.C.Accession Number: 74.51.1752
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The greatest strength of the Museum's Cypriot collection lies in stone sculpture of the sixth through third century B.C., examples of which are on view in this gallery. Made of the soft local limestone, the works preserve considerable polychromy.
The most significant object in terms of scale, quality, and importance is the sarcophagus from the site of Amathus. Also well represented here are metal vases, particularly of silver. The works on display reflect the successive influence of Assyrian, Egyptian, Persian, and Greek domination.
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