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Bronze shepherd's crook

Period:
Late Cypriot III
Date:
ca. 1200–1050 B.C.
Culture:
Cypriot
Medium:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H. 4 7/8 in. (12.4 cm)
Classification:
Bronzes
Credit Line:
The Cesnola Collection, Purchased by subscription, 1874–76
Accession Number:
74.51.5570
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 173
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.

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