There are two rivets in the shank end, and a ridge down the middle of the blade. Similar to 72.401. Green patina, heavily incrusted.
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 also includes 72.4871-72.4900 which were part of the original purchase as apparatus and not given 1872 accession numbers until the 1960s)
Museum purchase with funds donated by subscription
Cypriote, Bronze Age, Early or Middle Cypriote Period,
Greek, Etruscan, & Roman Bronzes (MFA), no. 540.
13.7 cm (5 3/8 in.)
Medium or Technique