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Bronze spearhead

Period:
Late Cypriot IIIA
Date:
12th century B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
length 12 3/4in. (32.4cm)
Classification:
Bronzes
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.5307
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.
From Cyprus

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.

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