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Bronze spearhead

Period:
Probably Late Cypriot IIIA
Date:
ca. 1200–1100 B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
length 13 15/16 in. (35.4 cm)
Classification:
Bronzes
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.5309
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 173
Leaf-shaped blade with a strongly marked midrib; two rivet-holes in socket. A wooden shaft would have been attached to this spearhead. There is an impression of woven fabric near the end of the tubular socket, and of binding near the shoulder.
Said to have been found at Alambra

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 4695, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1915. Greek, Etruscan and Roman Bronzes. no. 1416, pp. 393, 395, New York: Gilliss Press.

McClees, Helen and Christine Alexander. 1933. The Daily Life of the Greeks and Romans: As Illustrated in the Classical Collections, 5th ed. pp. 89, 91, fig. 115, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

McClees, Helen and Christine Alexander. 1941. The Daily Life of the Greeks and Romans: As Illustrated in the Classical Collections, 5th ed. pp. 89, 91, fig. 115, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Karageorghis, Vassos, Joan Mertens, and Marice E. Rose. 2000. Ancient Art from Cyprus: The Cesnola Collection in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. no. 83, pp. 55-56, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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