4 June 2015
AN IRANIAN BRONZE AND STONE DAGGER
CIRCA EARLY 1ST MILLENNIUM B.C.
Cast in one section, the lanceolate blade with a raised mid-rib, the hilt adorned with hatched and zigzag bands along the perimeter, inlaid with white stone inserted into both sides at the lower end and fastened along the length by three pins, two now missing, terminating in ear-shaped pommels
15 1/8 in. (38.4 cm.) long
Jean Paul Barbier, Geneva, acquired between 1960-1965.
Collection of Jean Paul Barbier; Bronzes Iraniens, Hôtel Drouot, Paris, 27 May 1970, lot 198.
with The Merrin Gallery, New York, 1989.
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