The "blade" is flat. The curved end is gone, and there is white incrustation on one side, black and green on the other.
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)
Museum purchase with funds donated by subscription
Cypriote, Bronze Age, Middle or Late Cypriote Period,
Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 569; Sculpture in Stone and Bronze (MFA), p. 126 (additional published references).
4.8 cm (1 7/8 in.)
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