The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 155
This spearhead is datable to the time of the Trojan War. It comes from Cyprus, which was well known to Homer as the island of Aphrodite and as one of the places where the Greek heroes stopped on their way home from Troy.
Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 4697, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1915. Greek, Etruscan and Roman Bronzes. no. 1418, pp. 394-95, New York: Gilliss Press.