London, South Kensington
20 October 1999
A GROUP OF CYPRIOT BRONZE WEAPONS AND IMPLEMENTS
MAINLY 2ND MILLENNIUM B.C.
Including seven rat-tanged dirks, 16 in. (42 cm.) long max., twelve other blades, 5 in. (14 cm.) long max., three axe heads, 4.1/8 in. (10.4 cm.) long, an arrowhead, two rare pairs of tweezers, nine bracelets and rings, a group of needles and pins, and two mirror plates, one with combat scene comprising a warrior wearing plumed helmet and carrying a circular shield spearing a fallen helmeted warrior with shield, another standing figure to the right, 6.7/8 in. (17.5 cm.) diam. max., circa mid-1st millennium B.C., some bronze needing treatment, in two rectangular framed and glazed mounts(a lot)
Mounts 35.5/8 x 23 in. (90.4 x 58.4 cm.)
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Cf. D. Morris, The Art of Ancient Cyprus, Oxford, 1985, p. 10, pls. 4-5; and A. C. Brown and H. W. Catling, Ancient Cyprus, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, 1975, p. 24, pl. IX for similar weapons and implements.
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