Bronze shaft-hole ax, Bronze, Cypriot

Bronze shaft-hole ax

Period:
Middle Cypriot II
Date:
ca. 1800–1725 B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
length 8in. (20.3cm)
Classification:
Bronzes
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.5389
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 173
Tools of this type are not common on Cyprus. This example was probably imported from Syria–Palestine.
From Cyprus

Myres, John L. 1914. Handbook of the Cesnola Collection of Antiquities from Cyprus. no. 4698, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Richter, Gisela M. A. 1915. Greek, Etruscan and Roman Bronzes. no. 1632, p. 433, 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. 94, pp. 56, 58, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art.