Dagger

Cypriote
Bronze Age, Early or Middle Cypriote Period


Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 542.

Dimensions

8.3 cm (3 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

72.402

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Swords, daggers, knives

(Spearhead) Dagger.There is a ridge in the middle and three wire attachments on each side of the handle end. Heavy white and dull 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