Document Type

Contribution to Book

Publication Date

2001

Abstract

Three amphora handles (Fig. 1), of Mycenaean type, bear the only possible traces of Cypriot writing found in Bronze Age Italy, and they are the only known possible direct traces of Cypriot participation in trade with the western Mediterranean in the Late Bronze Age. In this paper, I proceed first with a brief description of the marked handles and their provenience; second, I illustrate their Cypriot associations; and finally I discuss possible implications of this identification.

Editor

Larissa Bonfante, Vassos Karageorghis

Publisher

Costakis and Leto Severis Foundation

City

Nicosia

ISBN

9963810233

Publication Information

Italy and Cyprus in Antiquity: 1500-450 BC

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