This is one of six known pieces that are described as shepherd's crooks or scepters, although this is the only one with a tip curved to form a scroll. It was once attached to a wooden rod.
Said to be from the Kourion Treasure
Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 4774, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Richter, Gisela M. A. 1915. Greek, Etruscan and Roman Bronzes. no. 1820, p. 459, New York: Gilliss Press.
Karageorghis, Vassos, Joan Mertens, and Marice E. Rose. 2000. Ancient Art from Cyprus: The Cesnola Collection in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. no. 84, pp. 55-56, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.