Blade of Chisel or Axe

Cypriote
Bronze Age, Early to Middle Cypriote Period


Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 565.

Dimensions

7.9 cm (3 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.376

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Woodworking and stoneworking

The blade is triangular and tapers at both ends. Crusty green patina, with bright green spots of incrustation.

Provenance

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)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by subscription