A Luristan bronze dirk. The blade and hilt cast in one piece; flanged hilt to receive a wood or bone inlay.
Circa 900-700 BC.
Fine condition; the metal stable but edges of the hilt flanges irregular; with accretions over much of the length.
Length 28.3 cms (11.1 ins)
Literature: Cf. Item 48; Catalogue of the Ancient Persian Bronzes in the Ashmoleon Museum: P.R.S. Moorey
NB. Stand not included.
Luristan Iron-age weaponry bronze dirk
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