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Dagger

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Probably a rat-tanged weapon. The blade is flat, and the shaft is square. The tip end appears to have been broken off. The edges are ragged, and there is a 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

Cypriote, Bronze Age, Middle or Late Cypriote Period,

Catalogue Raisonné

Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 556; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 126 (additional published references).

Dimensions

11.4 cm (4 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

72.400

Medium or Technique

Bronze

Collections

The Ancient World

Classifications

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