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Copper alloy dagger blade

Period:
Early Bronze Age
Date:
ca. 2000 B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
4 3/16in. (10.6cm)
Classification:
Bronzes
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.5295
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Leaf-shaped blade with tang; two rivet-holes in the base of blade. The rivet in one hole is preserved.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 4611, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1915. Greek, Etruscan and Roman Bronzes. no. 1370, p. 385, New York: Gilliss Press.

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