• Antiquities  auction at Christies

    Sale 2232

    Antiquities

    11 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 63

    A EUROPEAN BRONZE SWORD

    SOUTH-CENTRAL EUROPE, BRONZE AGE, CIRCA 12TH-10TH CENTURY B.C.

    Price Realised  

    A EUROPEAN BRONZE SWORD
    SOUTH-CENTRAL EUROPE, BRONZE AGE, CIRCA 12TH-10TH CENTURY B.C.
    The lanceolate blade inserted into the separately-cast hilt, the blade with a peaked midrib, the edges serrated toward the hilt, lentoid in section, the baluster-shaped grip with three raised bands, incised with dotted scrolling and hatching along the length, the edges riveted on either side, the knobbed pommel incised with concentric circles and dots on the exterior, rows of dots on the underside
    28 in. (71.1 cm.) long (2)


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    Provenance

    Dr. M, Germany, 1990s.
    with Safani, New York, 2005.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF MR. & MRS. CHARLES W. NEWHALL, III