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Bronze dagger blade

Period:
Middle Cypriot
Date:
ca. 2000–1650 B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
length 6 1/4in. (15.9cm)
Classification:
Bronzes
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.5294
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 155
Leaf-shaped blade with tang; three rivet-holes, two in base of blade.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 4608, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1915. Greek, Etruscan and Roman Bronzes. no. 1367, p. 385, New York: Gilliss Press.

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