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Short sword

Mycenaean short sword. There are two parallel, raised metal ribs on the metal binder outlining the grip and pommel. Inlaid (bone) handles and seven rivets are missing. Edges slightly jagged. Green patina, with abrasion (scratching) below the last surface.


By 1963: with Byron Th. Zoumboulakis, 8 Place de la Taconnerie, Geneva, Switzerland (said to come from Macedonia with nos. 64.512 - 64.515); purchased by MFA from Byron Th. Zoumboulakis, April 8, 1964

Credit Line

Edwin E. Jack Fund

Early Aegean, Helladic, Bronze Age, about 1200–1100 B.C.

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 534; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 126 (additional published references).

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Medium or Technique



The Ancient World


Warfare, hunting, & fishing, Swords, Daggers, Knives