Sword (Rat-Tanged Weapon)

Cypriote
Bronze Age, Early to Middle Cypriote Period


Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 555.

Dimensions

4 x 39.5 cm (1 9/16 x 15 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

72.406

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Not On View

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

Swords, daggers, knives

Rat-tanged weapon. Heavy. Each side rises to a ridge which is pointed and runs the whole length of the blade. Dull, thin 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