Spearhead

Cypriote
Bronze Age, Early or Middle Cypriote Period


Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 540.

Dimensions

13.7 cm (5 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

72.4884

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Archery, spears, javelins

There are two rivets in the shank end, and a ridge down the middle of the blade. Similar to 72.401. Green patina, heavily incrusted.

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