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MX1401

A Luristan bronze flanged dagger, ca 1200-800 BC

cast in one piece using the lost wax process, the blade tapers with a broad, flat midrib; the guard juts out slightly to form two points and tapers into a flanged hilt, meant to take inlays.  The pommel curving slightly.

For related example, see Moorey PRS, " Catalogue of Ancient Persian Bronzes in the Ashmolean Museum" (1971), 70-71, fig 47

Condition: Intact overall in good condition, expected minor losses to the blade edge that is still surprisingly sharp.  Custom mounted.

Dimensions: Length: 33 cm (13 in)

Provenance: The Herbert Kavet private collection of Ancient Weapons, acquired in Israel 1967, thereafter with the Living Torah museum, Brooklyn since 2005.

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