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Copper alloy spearhead

Period:
Early Bronze Age
Date:
ca. 2500–2000 B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
12 9/16in. (31.9cm)
Classification:
Bronzes
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.5270
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Tin, which had to be imported to Cyprus, was not commonly alloyed with copper to form bronze in Cyprus until the Middle Bronze Age.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 4617, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1915. Greek, Etruscan and Roman Bronzes. no. 1379, p. 387, New York: Gilliss Press.

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