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Bronze dagger blade

Period:
Early Bronze Age
Date:
ca. 2500–1900 B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
length 5 11/16 in. (14.4 cm)
Classification:
Bronzes
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.5286
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 173
Leaf-shaped blade with a flat tang and two rivet holes.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 4609, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1915. Greek, Etruscan and Roman Bronzes. no. 1368, p. 385, New York: Gilliss Press.

Karageorghis, Vassos, Joan Mertens, and Marice E. Rose. 2000. Ancient Art from Cyprus: The Cesnola Collection in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. no. 90, pp. 56-57, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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