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A bronze dirk: The blade and hilt cast in one piece; flanged hilt with a rectangular guard and semi-circular lappets on both sides which were used to secure the inlay, which would have been of wood or bone.

NB. Stand not included.


Iron Age Near East: circa 1000-800 BC.


Fine condition; the metal stable with an olive green patina over much of the weapon, a few light accretions in places.

Length 34.4 cms (13.5 ins)


Literature: Cf. Item 48; Catalogue of the Ancient Persian Bronzes in the Ashmoleon Museum: P.R.S. Moorey.


Provenance: Collection Robert S, UK. acquired UK arts market 1990-2010

Near Eastern Iron Age weaponry bronze dirk or shortsword

SKU: K255

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