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    Sale 2174

    Antiquities

    3 June 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 38

    FOUR NORTHWEST PERSIAN BRONZE SWORDS

    CIRCA EARLY 1ST MILLENNIUM B.C.

    Price Realised  

    FOUR NORTHWEST PERSIAN BRONZE SWORDS
    CIRCA EARLY 1ST MILLENNIUM B.C.
    The tapering blades inserted into the separately-cast hilts, two with conical pommels, deep recesses throughout for now-missing inlays, one hilt ribbed, the other knobbed, both mid-ribs pronounced, one flanked by finely-incised lines; and two with flanged bifurcated pommels, one ribbed, the hilts square in section, one with raised ridges
    Largest: 25 in. (63.5 cm.) long (4)


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    Provenance

    Acquired by the current owner circa 1980.


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    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A NORTH CAROLINA PRIVATE COLLECTOR