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Accession_Number 13.10.5
adlib_title Cypriote dagger fragment
Shape Dagger
Shape_description Hexagonal fragment perhaps broken at both ends. Dagger with angular shoulder and straight butt; ogival outline, lower end flattened.
Material Bronze
Fabric Cypriote
Fabric_description
Munsell_color
Decoration Perforations at the lower end, of which three out of four remain, two on each side, the upper two level to each other, both just below the widest part of the spear. This is presumably where the dagger was attached to a shaft. The width of handle tapers on each end. While the centre of the fragment is thicker, raised on one face, the thickness diminishes towards the sides, which are rounded at the thicker (upper?) end.
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Condition Single fragment, missing parts possibly at both ends. Heavily corroded, with greyish-brown incrustations, with greenish tinge at thicker edge. The fragment is curved on the flatter section (where it may have been attached.
Technique/Style
Provenance From Salamis, Cyprus
Period Late Cypriote I
Date 16-12 c.
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Image
2006.20.0004.jpg
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Bronze Cypriote dagger handle fragment with three holes forming a triangle.
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2008.09.0013.jpg
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Drawings of a bronze Cypriote dagger handle fragment.
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2010.99.0126.jpg
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Oblique view of bronze Cypriote dagger handle fragment with three holes forming a triangle.
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Side view of bronze Cypriote dagger handle, showing the profile.
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Side view of bronze Cypriote dagger handle, showing the profile.
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Comparanda So little of the dagger is preserved, yet enough of its size and especially handle to be compared to Nicosia, Arpera Tomb 205, Gamma 143: H.W. Catling, Cypriot Bronzework in the Mycenaean World (1964) fig. 15.5, 9
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Archive_Ref reference 1
reference 2
Beazley_DB
Height 7.0
Diameters
Handle_height
Other_dims. W. 2.0 (top); 2.9 (max); 1.7 (bottom); th. 0.3-0.7 0
Location 2.1.2
Edited_by Jessica; Liz; Amy; Joana Varela
Date_edited 26.06.2003; 20.06.2007; 20.07.2009; 19.04.2017
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