Copper alloy dagger blade

Period:
Bronze Age
Date:
ca. 2500–1050 B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
3 7/8in. (9.8cm)
Classification:
Bronzes
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.5296
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171
Leaf-shaped blade with tang and three rivet-holes, two in the base of the blade.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 4615, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1915. Greek, Etruscan and Roman Bronzes. no. 1374, p. 386, New York: Gilliss Press.