London, South Kensington
14 May 2002
A GROUP OF BRONZE AGE BLADES AND PINS
2ND MILLENNIUM B.C.
Including a bronze socketed spearhead, the long tapering blade with prominent mid-rib, 12 in. (30.5 cm.) long; five leaf-shaped rat-tanged spearheads, the tang with bent terminal, 13 in. (33 cm.) long max.; eight dagger blades, with rivet holes on the shoulder for attachment, some rivets remaining, 8½ in. (21.5 cm.) long max.; a pair of tweezers, 5½ in. (14 cm.) long; five button-head pins, 8¼ in. (21 cm.) long max.; two toggle pins with button head, with central slit, 4 in. (10.1 cm.) long max.; two needles, 4½ in. (11.5 cm.) long max.; a miniature bronze bowl with relief ridge on underside, 1 in. (2.5 cm.) diam.; two spiral rings, ¾ in. (2 cm.) diam. max.; and a miniature bracelet, 1½ in. (3.8 cm.) diam. (42)
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The Art of Ancient Cyprus, pp. 10-11, pls. 4-7 for a selection.
Cf. V. Karageorghis, Ancient Art from Cyprus: The Cesnola Collection in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 2000, pp. 55-57, for a similar group.
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