Spearhead

Cypriote
Bronze Age, Early to Middle Cypriote Period


Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 551.

Dimensions

11.5 cm (4 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

72.4886

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Archery, spears, javelins

The blade has a slight ridge; one rivet is in the shank end. Compare with 72.4880 (no. 550) Greenish white patina.

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 also includes 72.4871-72.4900 which were part of the original purchase as apparatus and not given 1872 accession numbers until the 1960s)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by subscription