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


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.