Blade of Chisel or Axe
Bronze Age, Early to Middle Cypriote Period
Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 565.
7.9 cm (3 1/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Not On View
The blade is triangular and tapers at both ends. Crusty green patina, with bright green spots of incrustation.
By date unknown: with General Luigi Palma di Cesnola (from Cyprus); May 16, 1872: purchased by MFA from General Luigi Palma di Cesnola for
$ 1,704.39 (this figure is the total price for MFA 72.1-72.473 and 72.4871-72.4900)
Museum purchase with funds donated by subscription