16 March 2017,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 6,250
Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000
A TURQUOISE-INLAID BRONZE DAGGER
NORTHWEST CHINA, 7TH-6TH CENTURY BC
The dagger has a tapering rhombic blade and a plain, faceted hilt with a turquoise-inlaid taotie mask guard at one end and a scrolled, openwork pommel at the other end.
10 ¼ in. (26 cm.) long
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