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Sword (Rat-Tanged Weapon)

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

Cypriote, Bronze Age, Early to Middle Cypriote Period,

Catalogue Raisonné

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

Accession Number

72.406

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

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