Dagger

Cypriote
Bronze Age, Early to Middle Cypriote Period


Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 544; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 126 (additional published references).

Dimensions

12.7 cm (5 in.)

Accession Number

72.404

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Swords, daggers, knives

The head is flat, and there is a small attachment at each side of the handle end. Point gone. Green 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