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Bronze dagger blade

Period:
Early Bronze Age
Date:
ca. 2500–1900 B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
width 8 9/16in. (21.8cm)
Classification:
Bronzes
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.5269
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 173
Leaf-shaped blade with a hooked tang.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 4616, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1915. Greek, Etruscan and Roman Bronzes. no. 1378, pp. 387, 389, New York: Gilliss Press.

McClees, Helen and Christine Alexander. 1933. The Daily Life of the Greeks and Romans: As Illustrated in the Classical Collections, 5th ed. pp. 89, 91, fig. 117, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

McClees, Helen and Christine Alexander. 1941. The Daily Life of the Greeks and Romans: As Illustrated in the Classical Collections, 5th ed. pp. 89, 91, fig. 117, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Karageorghis, Vassos, Joan Mertens, and Marice E. Rose. 2000. Ancient Art from Cyprus: The Cesnola Collection in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. no. 82, pp. 55-56, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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