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Bronze awl with bone handle

Period:
Middle Bronze Age
Date:
ca. 1900–1600 B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Bronze, bone
Dimensions:
Other: 5 3/8 in. (13.7 cm)
Classifications:
Bronzes, Miscellaneous-Bone, Ivory
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.5699
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 173
Awl with bone handle.
From Cyprus

Cesnola, Luigi Palma di. 1903. A Descriptive Atlas of the Cesnola Collection of Cypriote Antiquities in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Vol. 3, Plates & Text 1–150. pl. CXVI, 3, Boston: James R. Osgood and Company.

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 4655, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1915. Greek, Etruscan and Roman Bronzes. no. 1600, pp. 437-38, 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. 91, pp. 56-57, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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