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* A Luristan Bronze Dagger, ca. 1st Millennium BC

MX1704

cast in one piece using the lost wax process, the blade tapers with a broad, flat midrib to a sharp point; the guard tapers into a flanged hilt, meant to take inlays, the pommel flared.

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

Dimensions: Height: 13 7/8 inches (35.25 cm)

Condition: Overall blue-green surface patina with some encrusted areas, and minor roughness to the blade edge showing signs of use, intact and in good condition overall. Presented on a custom museum-quality mount.

ProvenancePrivate NYC collection, acquired 1970s-1980s.


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