16 March 2017,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 1,875
Estimate USD 2,000 - USD 3,000
A BRONZE KNIFE WITH RATTLE
13TH-11TH CENTURY BC
The tapering blade has a raised median rib on each side that extends from the center of the ribbed hilt which is set at one end with a small attachment loop below the eight-strap, openwork rattle pommel.
11 3/8 in. (29 cm.) long
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Compare the similar knife of slightly smaller size (26.2 cm.) in the Shanghai Museum illustrated by Ma Chengyuan, Ancient Chinese Bronzes, Oxford University Press, 1986, p. 80, pl. 141.
Private collection, Paris; Hôtel Drouot-Richelieu, Paris, 18 October 1996.
The Erwin Harris Collection, Miami, Florida.
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