Bronze tripod with pendant

In the area surrounding the megaron A temple, a fragment of Cypriot tradition bronze tripod made using the lost wax technique was found.

The object has a rope shaped ring with smooth banks and a plaited motif alternating with each other (measurements: width 3.9 cm; height 4.3 cm; depth 0.6 cm). A ring is attached below it, of which only the ends of the two cross pins remain at the sides. The item is on display at the National Archaeological Museum of Nuoro and can be dated to between the 13th and 10th centuries B.C. (figs. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5).

Figs. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5  - Bronze tripod with pendant from the area of megaron A temple. (photo by Pinna P.P., RAS Photographic Archive).


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