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    Sale 1915

    Antiquities

    6 December 2007, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 12

    AN EGYPTIAN BRONZE AND ALABASTER DAGGER

    MIDDLE KINGDOM, DYNASTY XII-XIII, 1991-1640 B.C.

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    Estimate

    AN EGYPTIAN BRONZE AND ALABASTER DAGGER
    MIDDLE KINGDOM, DYNASTY XII-XIII, 1991-1640 B.C.
    The tapering pointed blade with a raised mid-rib, inserted into the separately-cast hilt and attached by rivets, the hilt with an arched guard tapering along the sides of the blade, the openwork pommel flaring to secure the oval openwork alabaster terminal, riveted in place, elongated lotus buds on curved stems on either side of the stone and at the center of each side
    13½ in. (34.3 cm.) long


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    For the type see no. 135, p. 185 in Berman, The Cleveland Museum of Art, Catalogue of Egyptian Art and fig. 186, p. 284 in Hayes, The Scepter of Egypt, Part I.

    Provenance

    Private Collection, Monterey, California, acquired in 1961.