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Accession_Number 13.10.2
adlib_title Cypriote knife fragment
Shape Knife
Shape_description Nearly rectangular piece, lentoid in section, narrowing gradually on all sides, raised more prominently on one side, which has a ridge down the centre of the lower part.
Material Bronze
Fabric Cypriote
Fabric_description
Munsell_color
Decoration
Inscriptions
Condition Fragment. Single piece from the centre of the blade of the knife, missing the tip and the lower part, where it would have been attached. Worn and abraded all over, especially on the upper left of the ridged surface. Lighter coloured deposits on the other surface.
Technique/Style
Provenance Salamis, Cyprus
Period Late Cypriote
Date 16-15 c.
Dating_details As Catling notes (125) 'the Late Cypriot dagger is an uninspiring and uninteresting weapon. The series is merely a continuation of the daggers of the Early and Middle Cypriot periods' thus it is hard to distinguish between early, middle, and late Cypriote examples. There is even less to be said about a fragment that preserves no distinct or shoulders. It is in terms of its convex butt that the Ure example is comparable to Catling's type (a) dagger, such as that from Nicosia noted below, which was found in a LC1A context
Artist
Attribution
Image
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Top view of Cypriote bronze knifes fragment.
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Drawings of a bronze Cypriote knife fragment.
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Front view of Cypriote bronze knifes fragment.
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Top view of Cypriote bronze knifes fragment, showing nearly rectangular shape.
Comparanda Nicosia, Ayios Iakovos Tomb 10b, no. 7: H.W. Catling, Cypriote Bronzework on the Mycenaean World (Oxford 1964) fig. 15.1.
Bibliography
Archive_Ref reference 1
reference 2
Beazley_DB
Height 7.2
Diameters
Handle_height
Other_dims. W. top 1.6; W. bottom 2.2; Max. th. top 0.4, max. th. bottom 0.9
Location Household
Edited_by Jessica; Alexandra; Kinsey; Amy; Joana varela
Date_edited 26.06.2003; 20.08.2004; 09.01.2006; 20.07.2009; 19.04.2017
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